Elcomsoft not Guilty

posted Dec 17, 2002

News.Com: Elcomsoft Not Guilty. [Scripting News]

While the people who bought the DMCA are upset at the not-guilty because it will make it harder to prosecute in the future, I can't say my kind of people have a lot to be pleased about either. In the end, apparently, it came down to whether violation was "willful", and the jury decided it was not. (I can only hope the fact that we're talking about Russians "willfully" violated a law we have no particular reason to assume they knew about came into the jury discussion.)

At least they won't be punished; that much good came from it.

 

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