Adobe has asked that the federal government release Dmitry Sklyarov, the programmer who published an application that cracks Adobe e-books and was arrested for violating the DMCA. Unfortunately, it’s up to the federal government to drop the charges, not Adobe. Besides, the real problem (from my standpoint, not Dmitry’s) is that the DMCA exists in the first place. The fact that one can be taken to jail for selling software that enables someone to circumvent copy protection is moronic, as readers already know.