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The Detroit News: Norwegian Appeals Court Orders Retrial in DVD Copying Case

Mar 04, 2003, 20:00 (17 Talkback[s])
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"A Norwegian teenager acquitted of breaking data-protection laws when he developed software that allows the copying of digital video discs will be tried again, a Norwegian appeals court ordered.

"Jon Johansen, 19, will be retried next February before the Borgarting appeals court, according to his attorneys. In January, a three-judge panel cleared him of all charges and ruled that people who try to watch DVDs on their own computers do not violate copyright or anti-hacking laws since it's their property.

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