Ebook: The Run For Profit

16 July, 2001. A Russian programmer named Dmitry Vitalevich Sklyarov was arrested by FBI for the violation of Digital Millennium Copyright Act. His fault was that he presented a study in DEFCON 2009 conference on how the DRM technologies used then could be hacked within seconds. The DRM technologies which were prawn to hacks included those from Adobe and Microsoft. On 19 July, 2001 Association of American Publishers stated their support for Sklyarov’s arrest. Probably, the publishers thought that piracy could be curbed by suppressing those who point out the flaws of the system. Little did they know that they were digging their own graves.

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