"Norwegian prosecutors have indicted Jon Johansen for
his role in creating the DeCSS program that unlocked a DVD copy
protection system and unleashed a series of lawsuits by the motion
The National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of
Economic and Environmental Crime in Norway (OKOKRIM) indicted
Johansen on January 9th for violating Norwegian criminal code
section 145(2), which prohibits the opening of a closed document in
a way that gains access to its contents, or breaking into a locked
repository. The law also prohibits the breaking of a protective
device in a way that unlawfully obtains access to the data.
If Johansen is found to have committed the felony for the
purpose of unlawful gain, he could serve up to two years in
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