A hearing was held Monday in the long-running case of Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer charged with criminal violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
At the hearing, Sklyarov's attorney, John Keker, announced a plan to argue the case on two main fronts: one arguing the unconstitutionality of the DMCA and the other arguing the lack of a US court's jurisdiction over Sklyarov's actions in Russia.
According to the schedule agreed upon today, the brief on DMCA issues will be due on January 14th with a hearing on March 4th. The brief on other issues will be due on January 28th with a hearing on April 1st. Meanwhile, Sklyarov remains free on bail but forced to remain within northern California.