August 31, 2001

Sklyarov denies copyright violations

Author: JT Smith

BBC: "A Russian software programmer and his Moscow-based employer
have pleaded not guilty of violating a controversial US copyright law.

Dmitry Sklyarov and the Elcomsoft company are charged with
selling and conspiring to sell technology that allowed readers to
bypass certain restrictions imposed by electronic-book publishers.

He was formally arraigned on Thursday after negotiations to reach a
plea bargain broke down. He is free on $50,000 bail, but must stay
in northern California." (ed. note: nice picture of Dmitry.)


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