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RE: [dvd-discuss] Jon Johansen acquitted!!

Now the bad news: this victory is not applicable as precedent in the U.S. . . .

(or is it?)

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lars Gaarden [mailto:larsg@eurorights.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 6:29 AM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Jon Johansen acquitted!!
> 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.
> But keep in mind that this was just a minor skirmish in the large war.
> We got our man back safely, but the Panzers are gathering for the big
> EUCD battle.
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