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ZD NET/Reuters: DVD hacker arrested in Norway

Jan 26, 2000, 06:39 (7 Talkback[s])

"A Norwegian teenager has been charged with distributing a software program that enables users to make unauthorized copies of DVD movies, police said on Tuesday."

"Jon Johansen is thought to have developed a program "that breaks the entire copyright protection of the DVD (digital versatile disc) system," said Inger Marie Sunde, a senior public prosecutor at Norway's economic crime unit...."

"Norwegian law firm Simonsen Musaeus said in a statement it had reported Johansen and his father, Per Johansen, to the police earlier this month on behalf of the Motion Picture Association (MPA), a lobby group for seven major Hollywood studios."

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