Re: Good example of how companies are abusing the DMCA

From: Imhotep (
Date: 08/12/05

Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 18:59:34 GMT

Unruh wrote:

> Jim Watt <jimwatt@aol.no_way> writes:
>>On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 22:10:25 GMT, Imhotep <> wrote:
>>>Jim Watt wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 20:14:56 GMT, Imhotep <> wrote:
>>>> <snip>
>>>> A bad example of a message with no content,
>>>> and the
>>>> DCMA is irrelevent outside the USA
>>>Think again. They are pushing laws outside of the US.
>>Push all you want, they still don't apply.
> Which was why a Russian programmer, who wrote his software in Russia, was
> arrested when he visited the USA for violating the DMCA, and spent a few
> weeks in jail.

Really, they are pushing the laws overseas. In Canada, EU, everywhere. I
think it is naive to say "It is only in the US, we do not have to worry".
The point is this is a group that has very deep pockets and will use their
resources to push their agenda....