Adobe Says To Free The Russian Programmer
from the too-little-too-late dept
After realizing that techies all over the world were incredibly pissed off at Adobe for having a Russian programmer arrested and charged with a federal crime, they’ve bowed to public pressure and have said that he should be released. The more you read about the details of the case the worse Adobe (and the government) looked for putting this guy in jail. It’s too bad that the case at least didn’t go to court where (hopefully) it would have come out how ridiculous the concept of the DMCA is. However, there’s no reason to have kept the poor guy in jail just to make a point. He hasn’t been released yet – as that’s up to the US Government. However, with the main company behind the case backing down, it’ll be tough to justify keeping the case going.
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If Adobe went to court with this case, the details of the program and Adobe’s lack of security might just have to come to light. Adobe is right in saying that it is not in their best interst to pursue the case.
Re: With increasing computing power
Eventually processing power will reach a point where ROT-13 can be decoded real-time. Surely PGP will fall shortly after that. Adobe have done their job of getting him locked up and giving all the evidence needed to procecute to the Feds. They can now retire gracefully from the proceedings and play the good guy and let the FBI take on the villain role. The damage has been done.
Re: Re: With increasing computing power
Is that a joke? Of course ROT-13 can be decoded in real time. Hell, it can be decoded by humans in real time. No comment on the type of person who can, though.
Re: Re: Re: With increasing computing power
It was *minor* sarcasm. The the PDF of the criminal complaint which actually mentions rot-13 is here. I used to have to do ROT-13 in my head as I had a Usenet news reader that didn’t decode for me.