[RC5] 120 years prison for running d.net?

Scott D. Ross scott at jetropolis.com
Mon Dec 24 10:38:28 EST 2001

At 02:49 AM 12/24/2001 -0500, some idiot wrote:

>So as i see it, he's on his own to hang out to dry...obviously he didn't 
>have permission.

The question of permission is one of the facts of the case
that is under dispute. By the way, Christian, it was the
DeKalb Technical College in DeKalb County Georgia, not the
University of Georgia.

You may recognize DeKalb County Georgia from other news:
DeKalb County Sheriff Pat Jarvis entered a guilty plea to one
count of federal mail fraud for using his office to profit off
contracts the county made with various companies.
A former DeKalb County sheriff was arrested and charged in the
assassination of Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown, a break in a murder
case that frustrated investigators for nearly a year. Former
Sheriff Sidney Dorsey, who lost his re-election bid to Brown,
was arrested and charged along with two others.

The official word from Distributed.net was that they could not
comment on the case other than to condemn unauthorized use of
their client (in general, since Dave has not been convicted of
anything). Then some representatives of d.net made uninformed,
disparaging remarks - similar to the one above - in a number
of public forums.

Many people have stopped cracking RC5 due to the unprofessional
behavior of some key d.net people. Others, including myself,
continue to crack despite our disappointment in d.net because
we consider the cause (RC5) to be too important to abandon.

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