Hacker History: Dmitry and the DMCA presented at Kiwicon 2012

by Ed Hintz,

Tags: Security

Summary : Last year, one of the iPhone talks tabled the question "who\'s heard of Elcomsoft", and maybe 1/3rd of those present responded. Given Elcomsoft\'s prominent role in the trials and lamentations of Dmitry Skylarov at the conclusion of Defcon 9, and the subsequent furor in the hacker/code-is-speech crowd, it rather shocked me that few seemed to be aware of this. Main focus are the issues with Dmitry\'s arrest and the abuse of the DMCA by Adobe (will likely touch on the issues with the DMCA and code-as-speech assuming time permits, but it\'s not the primary issue).