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Testimony in the closely watched ElcomSoft trial ends. Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov, whose arrest sparked the legal feud with Adobe Systems, addressed issues surrounding the company's software while on the stand.

Testimony in the closely watched ElcomSoft trial ends. Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov, whose arrest sparked the feud with Adobe Systems, addressed issues surrounding the company's software while on the stand.


Testimony in the ElcomSoft trial wraps up with evidence from the accused Russian company's president, in a case that legal experts say leaves little room for defensive maneuvers.
December 10, 2002


The long-awaited live testimony of Dmitry Sklyarov finally gets under way in the ElcomSoft trial, when the Russian programmer takes the stand for the defense.
December 9, 2002


Norwegian teen Jon Johansen denies charges of illegally making software that unlocks the security codes of copy-protected DVDs.
December 9, 2002


Norway is prosecuting a teen for allegedly violating a law that bans the circumvention of a computer security system without permission.
December 9, 2002

previous coverage

The U.S. government wraps up its case in the ElcomSoft criminal trial without calling to the stand a Russian programmer initially expected to be the prosecution's star witness.
December 5, 2002


A government attorney kicks off the ElcomSoft trial by characterizing the company's software as a tool for thieves.
December 3, 2002