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The Register: DVD Jon Retrial Begins Today

Dec 02, 2003, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"The hearing is taking place, despite the January acquittal of the Norwegian 20 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. On this basis, Johansen, was cleared of piracy and distribution of the DeCSS DVD code-breaking program..."

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