[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/12/8Ch1ki.jpg[/newsimage]Prosecutors in the case against a 28-year old accused of violating anti-circumvention rules related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) dropped the case against defendant Matthew Crippen. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/xbox-360-modchip-judge-rips-into-prosecution-charges-dropped-37295/](http://www.myce.com/news/xbox-360-modchip-judge-rips-into-prosecution-charges-dropped-37295/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I think it would have been better for America if the case was allowed to go through, and Crippen would have won, setting a precedent for fair use under the DMCA. As it stands, some other schmuck will be brought to court on similar charges. I don’t forsee him being as lucky as Crippen.