At 08:57 PM 19/07/2001 -0700, Samantha Atkins wrote:
>THis one has got me pretty freaked. The DMCA is broken
>legislation to start with.
Yes it is a very stupid law...
>But that isn't bad enough. Now we
>nab foreign nationals for supposedly violating its very loosely
If you contravene a law in a country then you can expect to be nabbed in
that country when you visit it. That has always been so hasn't it? I would
have thought it logical.
>- a smaller matter---
>Adobe is also now on my boycott list. Does anyone know of a
>good PDF reader on Windoze? I don't want to see their company
>logo for a good long while on any machine I am on. On Gnu/Linux
>I use xpdf. But it seems a bit of overkill to run an X server
>on windoze just to view pdf files at work.
GhostGum with GhostScript.
>Declan McCullagh wrote:
> > ----- Forwarded message from Declan McCullagh <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
> > From: Declan McCullagh <email@example.com>
> > Subject: FC: Russian hacker nabbed by FBI now lost in federal prison system
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 21:25:30 -0400
> > X-URL: http://www.mccullagh.org/
> > X-URL: Politech is at http://www.politechbot.com/
> > User-Agent: Mutt/1.2.2i
> > http://www.cluebot.com/article.pl?sid=01/07/19/2332232
> > Russian Hacker Arrested by FBI Goes Missing
> > posted by declan on Thursday July 19, @06:12PM
> > from the where-is-dmitry-sklyarov dept.
> > ---
> > Dmitry Sklyarov is missing.
> > The 27-year old Russian programmer and hacker who was arrested after
> > Defcon was last spotted at 3 pm Monday, when he made a brief court
> > appearance in Las Vegas. He's charged with violating the 1998 Digital
> > Millennium Copyright Act.
> > Now he's adrift inside the federal prison bureaucracy. A managing
> > director of ElcomSoft, Sklyarov's employer, says he has no idea where
> > his colleague is. Says ElcomSoft's Vladimir Katalov: "Of course they
> > really worry about him, because FBI/police didn't allow Dmit to talk
> > to his family."
> > An informed source in the U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco said
> > that after Sklyarov's court visit on Monday he was turned over to the
> > U.S. Marshals. The source said Sklyarov is likely out of contact since
> > he's in transit to California. Typically prisoners are moved to a
> > holding facility in Oklahoma until there's a scheduled transport to
> > San Francisco, much as FedEx routes packages through central hubs.
> > The government source said prosecutors receive almost no warning from
> > the marshals when prisoners will appear -- sometimes they get a phone
> > call, and sometimes the marshals simply take the prisoner to the court
> > with no notice.
> > The U.S. Marshals did not return phone calls. The U.S. Attorney's
> > offices in San Francisco and Las Vegas said they did not know where
> > Sklyarov was.
Q. What is the similarity between an elephant and a grape?
A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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