DVD Jon faces summer retrial

Posted by: Ice

DVD Jon faces summer retrial - 03/03/03 04:27 PM

Norwegian teenager, Jon Lech Johansen, is to be tried again by an appeal court this summer despite being cleared of cyber piracy crimes earlier this year, his lawyer confirmed last Friday.

"DVD Jon" Johansen, 19, was acquitted on criminal charges this January relating to his involvement in creating and distributing a utility for playing back DVDs on his own computer.

An Oslo district court decided that Johansen was entitled to copy legally-purchased DVDs using his DeCSS DVD descrambling program, in order to play back movies on his Linux PC. On this basis, Johansen was cleared of piracy and distribution of the DeCSS DVD code-breaking program.

Norway's special division for white-collar crimes, ěkokrim, acting at the behest of Hollywood studies, decided to appeal this verdict to the Borgarting appeals court. ěkokrim is appealing against the "application of the law and the presentation of evidence" during the original trial, Reuters reports.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/29543.html

Yupers hes going back on Trial, What u guys think, He was found inoccent on the first one and know they wanna trial him again = (