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Norwegian youth acquitted of creating DVD code-breaking program faces retrial.

Jon Lech Johansen, also known as DVD-John, is facing a retrial on the charges of creating a program that pirates DVD’s after Økokrim, Norway’s special white-collar crimes division appealed his acquittal.

Jon Lech Johansen, also known as DVD-John, is facing a retrial on the charges of creating a program that pirates DVD’s after Økokrim, Norway’s special white-collar crimes division appealed his acquittal.


 

For three years Johansen lived with his indictment and the charges after he developed the DeCCS program, which bypasses the copy protection used to play DVD’s. Johansen created the program after he was not able to play DVD’s on his computer which used the Linux operating system.