The Register: DVD Jon Gets Retrial Date
Apr 02, 2003, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)
"Norwegian teenager Jon Lech Johansen has been given a date when
he must once again face DVD piracy charges.
"Johansen's attorney, Halvor Manshaus, told Reuters yesterday
that Norway's Borgarting appeals court had scheduled a hearing
beginning December 2. Eight days have been set aside to hear the
"The hearing is taking place despite the January acquittal of
the Norwegian 19 year-old by a lower court on charges relating to
his involvement in creating and distributing a utility for playing
back DVDs on his own computer.
"An Oslo district court decided that Johansen was entitled to
copy legally-purchased DVDs using the DeCSS descrambling program,
in order to play back movies on his Linux PC..."