Tuesday, December 17, 2002

They violated it, but, like, out of love.

Like many, I was pleased to hear that ElcomSoft has been acquitted of DMCA violation. Also, like many, I was confused by the reason: ElcomSoft violated the DMCA, says the jury, but it wasn't willful. No intended harm, no foul.

We've all heard the phrase "ignorance of the law is no excuse." So what's with the "willful" stuff?

Luckily, Orin Kerr has an explanation (via CopyFight).

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