Jon Johansen 1, MPAA 0

Dr. Robert Harley harley@argote.ch
Tue, 7 Jan 2003 20:10:21 +0100 (CET)


http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article.jhtml?articleID=466519

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'DVD Jon' scores huge legal victory

A Norwegian teenager who helped crack a code meant to protect the
content of DVDs won full backing from an Oslo court on Tuesday. The
court acquitted him on all charges, a ruling that comes as a crushing
blow to public prosecutors and entertainment giants.

The case had been widely described as a "David vs Goliath" battle,
pitting 16-year-old Jon Lech Johansen from a small town south of Oslo
against huge corporations and organizations including the Motion
Picture Association of America.

"David" clearly won.

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