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18 year old DVD Kid "grilled" by Norwegian prosecutrix

"DVD Jon" Johansen doesn't wear white shirt
Wed Dec 11 2002, 19:35
NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPER Aftenposten is keeping a close eye on the case against Norwegian teenager Jon Lech Johansen - on trial in Norway for allegedly sharing DVD code breaking efforts he made three years ago.

The MPAA -- a powerful Hollywood association that has the support of sundry politicians in America, has insisted the trial goes ahead. Justice, after all, is blind as a bat.

The paper reports today that Inger Marie Sunde, a prosecutrix in charge of what the locals call Okokrim (white collar crime), put young Jon on the stand again and probed for inconsistencies in his answers.

Johansen failed to run a DVD he owned so worked to crack the so-called DeCSS codes, so he could watch the film.

We don't know which film it was he wanted to watch that prompted the controversy, but he was 15 years old at the time, so therefore obviously below the law of majority in most civilised states.

Johansen has hit out at newspaper reports from 1999, the paper said, in which he claimed he'd been misquoted.

So far Johansen has been in the witness box for three days, but the picture on Aftenposten doesn't seem to show him wearing a white kollar [Different spelling of collar, Mike. Get it right. Ed.] µ.

See Also
DVD Jon blasted by Norwegian prosecutors for breaking Hollywood film codes
Hollywood persuades Norway to prosecute kid for viewing own DVD

 

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