Re: Russian hacker nabbed by FBI now lost in federal prisonsystem

From: Miriam English (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 17:10:57 MDT

At 08:38 AM 20/07/2001 -0700, Samantha Atkins wrote:
>Miriam English wrote:
> >
> > At 08:57 PM 19/07/2001 -0700, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> > If you contravene a law in a country then you can expect to be
> > nabbed in that country when you visit it...
> >
>What do you mean by "contravene"? He simply wrote papers and
>produced a program to back up his papers on how broken the
>protection schemes are.

That's all it takes with such a stupid law, I think... and one of the
reasons why it is such a stupid law. ("Hey, let's outlaw critical thinking!")

>Also, he is not a citizen of this
>country. The application of its laws must be handled a bit

If you go to just about any country in the world and trip up with their
laws then you can expect to get clobbered there.

>We have now seen the FBI nab foreign nationals not
>engaged in things like espionage and even go into foreign
>countries to arrest teenage kids over this stupid law.

Now this *is* a real cause for concern. I would have thought this was
illegal in anybody's language. Are you really sure this has happened? The
FBI is supposed to be an internal security force isn't it? It is supposed
to be the CIA that go into other countries.

> > > Adobe is also now on my boycott list. Does anyone know of a
> > > good PDF reader on Windoze?...
> >
> > GhostGum with GhostScript.
> >
> >

No worries. :-)

By the way, I am interested in why you are boycotting them. Can you
elaborate? Offlist if necessary.


         - Miriam

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A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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