No more sequels in DVD hacking case

Monday, 5 January 2004, 6:56 PM EST

An Oslo appeals court cleared 20-year-old Jon Johansen, dubbed "DVD Jon," of piracy charges in late December, angering the U.S. film industry, which had hoped for a legal precedent to prevent unauthorized copying of DVDs around the world.

Norwegian police, which brought the charges on behalf of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), had considered appealing to Norway's Supreme Court by a two-week deadline from the Dec. 22 ruling.

Police "have decided not to appeal the ruling in the DVD case. The acquittal in the District Court will therefore stand," they said in a statement, but gave no further detail.

The appeals court said Johansen, hailed by hackers worldwide as a hero for free speech, had not broken the law by helping to unlock a code and distribute a computer program on the Internet that enables unauthorized copying of DVD movies.

By Reuters at C|NET.

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