[WF-General] Sklyarov released on bail

Alex Swavely aswavely at softwarerevolution.com
Tue Aug 7 14:09:37 PDT 2001


Sklyarov: A Huge Sigh of Release
By Farhad Manjoo

2:00 a.m. Aug. 7, 2001 PDT
 SAN JOSE, California -- The few dozen activists who converged on the
Federal Court here Monday morning came to say that Dmitry Sklyarov was an
innocent man caught up in a web of bad laws, and that he should be set free.
They held up signs proclaiming programmers' right to code freely, and they
chanted "Free Dmitry! Now!"

And all of a sudden, that's what happened. Sklyarov -- a Russian computer
programmer who was arrested in July for breaking American copyright law by
writing a program to defeat Adobe Systems' E-Book copy-protection scheme --
was released on $50,000 bail. He is not allowed to leave the Northern
California Federal District and he must remain under the custody of Sergei
Osokine, a Russian-American software engineer who lives in nearby Cupertino.

The whole article can be found here:
 http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,45879,00.html




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