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DoJ Media Release: Sklyarov & Elcomsoft Charged

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California announced that Elcom Ltd. (also known as Elcomsoft Co. Ltd.) and Dmitry Sklyarov, 27, both of Moscow, Russia, were indicted today by a federal grand jury in San Jose, California on five counts of copyright violations. The defendants were...

Russian Programmer to Appear in California Court

Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov will appear in a California federal court next week, for an arraignment on charges of trafficking in a copyright circumvention device. For programming a software application that appears to be legal in Moscow where he wrote it, Sklyarov -- who is out of custody on $50,000...

Electronic Frontier Foundation Welcomes Sklyarov Counsel

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today welcomed the announcement of Joseph M. Burton as defense attorney for jailed Russian computer scientist Dmitry Sklyarov. Burton has represented Sklyarov since July 20. Sklyarov was arrested July 16 on charges of distributing software that circumvents copyright protections, in violation of provisions of the...

Court Rules That Internet Re-Posting Is Protected Speech

Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release Oakland, CA - In a trail-blazing 27-page order, Alameda Superior Court Judge James A. Richman dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against a breast implant awareness activist, finding that it was a meritless SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation). The court held that a 1996 federal...

EFF Rejoins "Free Dmitry" Protests

Contact: Robin Gross, EFF Staff Attorney - Intellectual Property, +1 415-436-9333 x112, robin@eff.org [NOTE: Will Doherty will be out of the office until August 8, so please direct media requests to Robin or to press@eff.org] San Francisco, CA - Representatives of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) met with representatives of...

Letter to US Atty. Mueller

Ross Anderson, FIEE, FIMA Reader Security Engineering University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Robert S. Mueller, III United States Attorney 450 Golden Gate Avenue, Box 36055 San Franscisco, Ca 94102 Fax: (415) 436-7234 July 26, 2001 Dear Mr Mueller, The Sklyarov case I lead the security group at Cambridge University. We...

EFF to Negotiate with DoJ for Release of Dmitry Sklyarov

Contact: Will Doherty, EFF Online Activist / Media Relations, wild@eff.org, +1 415 436 9333 x111 Robin Gross, EFF Staff Attorney - Intellectual Property, robin@eff.org, +1 415 436 9333 x112 San Francisco - Representatives from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will meet at 9:00am Pacific Time, this Friday, July 27, with representatives...

Key Legislators on Fair Use and DMCA

The American public has traditionally enjoyed the ability to make convenience and incidental copies of copyrighted works without the necessity of obtaining the prior consent of the owner of the copyright. These traditional "fair use" rights are at the foundation of the receipt and use of information by the American...

EFF Letter to US Atty. Mueller

By Facsimile and Personal Delivery Robert S. Mueller, III, United States Attorney 450 Golden Gate Ave., Box 36055 San Francisco CA, 94102 Fax (415) 436-7234 Re: United States v. Sklyarov Dear Mr. Mueller: I am the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). I write to request a meeting...

Adobe, Electronic Frontier Foundation Call for Release

Contacts for EFF: Will Doherty, EFF Online Activist / Media Relations, wild@eff.org, +1 415-436-9333 x111 Robin Gross, EFF Staff Attorney - Intellectual Property, robin@eff.org, +1 415-436-9333 x112 Contact for Adobe: Holly Campbell, Senior Corporate Public Relations Manager, campbell@adobe.com, +1 408-536-6401 San Jose, Calif. - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) and...

EFF Letter From Executive Director Shari Steele

Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco CA 94110 The Honorable John Ashcroft Attorney General Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 July 20, 2001 Dear Attorney General Ashcroft: At the request of Adobe Corporation, Dmitry Sklyarov was arrested by the FBI on July 16th and...

Protest Adobe's Role in Jailing Programmer Sklyarov

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and community activists urge concerned citizens to join in a San Francisco Bay Area protest on Monday, July 23, against software firm Adobe's role in the jailing of programmer Dmitry Sklyarov. The local protest is part of a multinational effort to secure the release of Sklyarov...

Association of American Publishers Statement in Support of Sklyarov Prosecution

Publishers Hail Government Action Against Russian Ebook Hackers Washington, DC: The nation's largest association of book and journal publishers today hailed the actions of the U.S. Department of Justice in arresting and charging a Russian cryptographer for trafficking in software that was primarily designed to "hack" technological safeguards that prevent...

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