[free-sklyarov] ok, i was willing to buy the flight risk line

Tom tom at lemuria.org
Fri Aug 24 00:28:42 PDT 2001

On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 11:55:09PM -0700, Paul Callahan wrote:
> OK, is itbecause it's a misdemeanor offense to selfishly
> misdirect valuable safety resources (not to mention potentially
> damaging a national monument) whereas "circumventing" a poorly
> designed encryption system by writing a program on a computer
> in Russia is a "felony" under DMCA? That's about all I can figure.  
> Or maybe French are treated better than Russians in this country?

probably both. but it's actually not that unbelievable. what's the max
penalty for that guy? I bet its a LOT less than 5 years in prison.

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