gherlein at herlein.com
Sat Jul 21 21:49:01 PDT 2001
> The fact that Sklyarov was here to make a presentation on cracking
> Adobe's encryption scheme is coincidental to the arrest. He had to be
> on US soil to be arrested, so his trip to Las Vegas provided that
> opportunity. It probably didn't matter if he was there for academic
> reasons or just to gamble and party.
I drink wine. Wine is forbidden in Islamic cultures. If I
travel to a country ruled by hard-line Moslem fundamentalists, is
it right that I should be imprisoned there if I did not break the
law while I was there.
There are two issues here, IMHO: one is the absulute absurdity
of the DMCA. The other is the ridiculous idea that we have the
right to arrest someone who visits our country and commits no
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