NYTimes.com Article: Russian Programmer Won't Be Charged

Robert S. Thau rst@ai.mit.edu
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 19:19:19 -0500 (EST)


clening@zdnetonebox.com writes:
 > 
 > About goddamn time!  Notice that the deal still requires testimony,
 > but at least the government got its head out of its ass and struck
 > a deal.  Egh. To think they even went after this... and held on to
 > it for so damn long..

It's great for Dmitry, but the company still goes on trial, and the
legal issues at that trial are the same as they ever were.

Shrewd move for the prosecution; they get to establish the precedent
they were after without giving DMCA opponents a poster boy...

rst