Appeal of DVD hacker’s acquittal begins

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Appeal of DVD hacker's acquittal begins

The appeal of a Norwegian acquitted of piracy for making available a program that cracked DVD security codes started Tuesday in a trial observers called a key test of the country’s computer protection laws. “Jon Lech Johansen, 20, was acquitted Jan. 7 on charges that he violated Norway’s data break-in laws with his DeCSS program for DVDs.”

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