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The Register: Norwegian coppers nick DeCSS DVD geezers

Jan 25, 2000, 16:07 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Richardson)

"Norwegian police raided the home of Jon Johansen last night and charged him and his father with breaking copyright laws."

"Johansen is understood to be the man who first posted on the Internet the source code for DeCSS -- the code that allows users to side-step copyright protection controls on DVDs enabling them to make illegal copies."

"Reports from two Norwegian news sites, Dagbladet and Nettavisen, claim that Johnasen's father was also included in the haul because his site was used to publish the program used to break the DVD encryption."

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