[erlang-questions] Sergey Aleynikov (Ex Goldman) acquitted

Ulf Wiger <>
Fri Feb 17 15:24:06 CET 2012


Indeed a promising development for Serge!

I think this was a bit extraordinary:

On February 16, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral argument on his appeal and, later that same day, ordered his conviction reversed and a judgment of acquittal entered, with opinion to follow.

The same day, after hearing oral arguments? This has been going on since 2009!

More info on the original conviction here:
http://tsi.brooklaw.edu/cases/united-states-v-aleynikov/reports/case-report-united-states-v-aleynikov

"At best, the Aleynikov case looks like an attempt by federal prosecutors and the courts to set a strong example that this sort of conduct will not be tolerated. "

And more info on the acquittal here:

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-17/ex-goldman-programmer-s-conviction-overturned-on-appeal?category=%2F

Interestingly, inflation has expanded the amount of code copied from "thousands of lines of code" to "hundreds of thousand lines".

BR,
Ulf W

On 17 Feb 2012, at 14:35, Matthias Lang wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Offtopic, but Serge used to contribute to erlang-questions quite a bit:
> 
>   http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/court-overturns-conviction-of-ex-goldman-programmer/
>   http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/f247ec41-8374-4be3-a2af-2cfad0631f49/1/doc/11-1126_2.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/f247ec41-8374-4be3-a2af-2cfad0631f49/1/hilite/aleynikov/
> 
> I have no idea what actually happened, I don't know Serge and I know
> basically nothing about legal systems, though I've watched a few
> episodes of Rumpole.
> 
> Matt
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