WASHINGTON — In a stunning turn of events, Adobe abruptly bowed to public outcry and recommended the release of a Russian programmer who was arrested for writing code-breaking software.
Late Monday, Adobe officials said they had changed their minds and no longer believed that Dmitry Sklyarov should be prosecuted for alleged copyright infringement.
« We strongly support (federal copyright law) and the enforcement of copyright protection of digital content, » Colleen Pouliot, general counsel for Adobe, said in a statement. « However, the prosecution of this individual in this particular case is not conducive to the best interests of any of the parties involved or the industry. »
Url: Article complet