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Electronic Frontier Foundation Opposes Digital Copyright Law


Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Opposes Digital Copyright Law - Defends Public's Rights in Russian eBook
Format Case.

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 4, 2002

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed an amicus brief in
federal district court asking that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act
(DMCA) be found unconstitutional because it impinges on protected speech
and stifles technological innovation. The case arises from the criminal
prosecution of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov and Elcomsoft, the
Moscow-based company where he works.


The Computing Law and Technology and U.S. Public Policy Committees of the
Association for Computing Machinery, the American Association of Law
Libraries, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Consumer Project
on Technology, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, and the
Music Library Association signed on to the EFF brief that, along with a
brief from 35 law professors, supports Elcomsoft's own motions to dismiss
the case.