[free-sklyarov] technically inaccurate news reports

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Tue Aug 7 15:28:53 PDT 2001

on Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 01:47:37PM -0700, Rebecca J. Hill (rjhill at directvinternet.com) wrote:
> This is nit-picking, I know.  The first two news reports I heard/read this
> morning reported that Dmitry had been arrested on charges of copyright
> infringement.  While I am glad that this case is getting some coverage, I am
> tired of hearing Dmitry referred to as a Russian HACKER and this whole
> infringement bit.  Below is the nice response I received from one of the
> folks I tried to gently correct.  I will continue to "assist" the media in
> getting it right. . . and I hope others do the same.

I posted a response to KQED-FM in San Francisco, following an evening
local headlines brief which claimed "copyright infringement", I
suggested, similarly, "DMCA violation".  More recent NPR announcements
have used the latter.

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