Re: Good example of how companies are abusing the DMCA

From: Jim Watt (jimwatt_at_aol.no_way)
Date: 08/12/05

Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 21:01:13 +0200

On 12 Aug 2005 16:12:24 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.

I wan't planning a visit this year as it would require a new
passport. According to the US embassy website, next year
will require yet another new 'biometric' passport the design
of which has not been finalsied as yet.

I believe the Russian (who cracked Adobe pdf protection)
was released as there was no legal basis to persecute him;
he came to talk about copy protection at a conference.

Jim Watt