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Press Release from Sklyarov/ElcomSoft Legal Team

Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian Programmer arrested by the FBI in July and detained in the US under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998, will be home for Christmas. Today, US Federal Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte signed the order approving a Diversion Agreement for this mild mannered Russian...

US Attorney (N. Dist. CA) Press Release

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California announced that Dmitry Sklyarov entered into an agreement this morning with the United States and admitted his conduct in a hearing before U.S. District Judge Whyte in San Jose Federal Court.
Under the agreement, Mr. Sklyarov agreed to...

Government Agrees to Defer Prosecution of Dmitry Sklyarov

U.S. Federal Court Judge Ronald Whyte today signed a court agreement permitting Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov to return to his native land after a five-month enforced stay in the U.S. The agreement should eventually clear him of all charges brought against him for distributing software that permits electronic book owners...

Dmitry Sklyarov and Elcomsoft Arraigned in San Jose, CA

Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov and his employer Elcomsoft today pled not guilty to charges of providing electronic book format conversion software in the United States. Sklyarov, who had the benefit of a court interpreter, spoke the plea himself in English.
The court heard a five-count grand jury indictment against...

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.

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...

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...

EFF Rejoins "Free Dmitry" Protests

Robin Gross, EFF Staff Attorney - Intellectual Property,
+1 415-436-9333 x112,
[NOTE: Will Doherty will be out of the office until
August 8, so please direct media requests to Robin
or to]
San Francisco, CA - Representatives of the Electronic...

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,

EFF to Negotiate with DoJ for Release of Dmitry Sklyarov

Will Doherty, EFF Online Activist / Media Relations,,
+1 415 436 9333 x111
Robin Gross, EFF Staff Attorney - Intellectual Property,,
+1 415 436 9333 x112
San Francisco - Representatives from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will meet at...

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...


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