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Aftenposten: 'DVD Jon' Scores Huge Legal Victory

Jan 07, 2003, 14:30 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kjetil Kolsrud)

"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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