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Re: [dvd-discuss] Jon Johansen acquitted!!
Lars Gaarden wrote:
> Sham Gardner wrote:
> > Finally some good news:
> > http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article.jhtml?articleID=466519
> We won this one. According to the judgement, gaining access to a DVD you
> own with "non-approved" tools is not illegal and making available a
> digital crowbar is in most instances legal if it can not be proved
> beyond reasonable doubt that the person making it/making it available
> did so with the intent of assisting others in breaking the law.
> So, as close to a total victory as you can get.
Frustratingly, the court that actually heard the facts about DeCSS has
found that Jon Johansen had no ill intent in writing, using, and
providing DeCSS. Judge Kaplan in 2600 below found otherwise, but
without a fully developed record. To bad 2600 can't be challenged again
based on the Johansen victory.