Fwd: Jon Johansen charged with "hacking his own PC"

Steve Schear schear at attbi.com
Mon Dec 9 14:29:35 PST 2002

[Another example of how desperate and morally bankrupt Hollywood has become.]

>From: "Cory Doctorow" <doctorow at craphound.com>
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>Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 23:26:50 -0800
>Subject: [Boing Boing Blog] DVD hacker on trial in Norway on Monday
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>Jon Johansen, the Norweigan teenager who helped crack the crypto on DVDs so
>that he could watch out-of-region disks on his PC, is facing charges on
>Monday in Norway. I asked a lawyer-friend about this today: if Norgeigan
>law doesn't have the "anti-circumvention" stuff that the American DMCA has,
>what has Jon been charged with? It turns out that the MPAA insisted that
>Jon be prosecuted and that the best the Norweigan prosecutors could come up
>with is a statute forbidding intruding on a computer, so they charged him
>with hacking his own PC.
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>12/6/2002 11:26:49 PM

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the Public Treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the 
candidate promising the most benefits from the Public Treasury with the 
result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy always 
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