Norway: no more court cases for DVD-Jon

By EDRi · January 15, 2004

The case against DVD-Jon (Jon Johansen) finally ended on 5 January 2004, when the Norwegian Economic Crime Unit (Okokrim) confirmed it would not appeal the upholding of his acquittal on copyright charges to the Supreme Court of Norway. DVD-Jon won the first trial on the 6th of January 2003. The Norwegian Okokrim appealed but Jon also won the new trial on 22 December 2003.

The case started in 1999 when the Norwegian teenager reverse-engineered DVD-technology and wrote DeCSS software, in order to build an independent DVD player for the Linux operating system (See EDRI-gram nr. 23).

Second acquittal by the Borgarting Appellate Court in English (22.12.2003)