Copyright Enforcement Takes A Hit

“Critics of a controversial U.S. copyright law applauded a jury’s decision Tuesday to acquit a Russian software firm charged with creating an illegal encryption-disabling program… The acquittal, announced in federal district court in San Jose, California, brought to a close the first federal criminal trial of a company accused of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act… DMCA critics say the jury showed an unwillingness to convict a company merely for creating a program that others might use to commit acts of copyright infringement.”