ElcomSoft


ElcomSoft

Infobox_Company
company_name = ElcomSoft Co.Ltd.
company_
company_type = Private
foundation = 1990
location = Moscow, Russia
industry = Software
homepage = [http://www.elcomsoft.com/ www.ElcomSoft.com]

ElcomSoft is a Russian computer software company specializing in computer security, data recovery applications and spamware [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20010210004445/http://www.elcomsoft.com/adr.html ELCOMSOFT: Advanced Direct Remailer] ] [ [http://www.spamsights.org/dead_sites.html Spamware Vendor List] ] . Popular products include their eBook processing and password recovery software supporting many of Microsoft's products.

The DMCA case

On July 16, 2001, Dmitry Sklyarov, a Russian citizen employed by ElcomSoft who was at the time visiting the United States for DEF CON, was arrested and jailed for allegedly violating the United States DMCA law by writing ElcomSoft's Advanced eBook Processor software. A landmark court case ensued, setting precedents and attracting much public attention and protest. On December 17, 2002, ElcomSoft was found not guilty of all four charges under the DMCA. Bruce Chizen, CEO of Adobe Systems, had this to say for CNET. [ [http://www.elcomsoft.com/aebpr.html ELCOMSOFT: Advanced eBook Processing Software ] ]

"Looking back with 20 /20, I wish that we could have had better communication with ElcomSoft, Dmitry Sklyarov and the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) before the whole thing went public. I'm sorry that we weren't able to do that, because I think we could have resolved a lot of the issues."

References

External links

* [http://www.elcomsoft.com/ ElcomSoft's website]


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