DeCSS Creator Faces Appeal
The Norwegian government submitted an appeal Tuesday on the acquittal by Oslo City Court of Jon Lech Johansen, also known as "DVD Jon," on charges regarding his development and distribution of DeCSS, a program that can be used to break the digital copy-protection mechanism of DVDs.
Johansen's attorney Halvor Manshaus issued a joint statement with the San Francisco-based
Manshaus said that the appeals court, Borgarting lagmannsrett, will screen the case and may decide not to grant the appeal.
Even if the appeals court decides to
Norway does not have an equivalent of the
Under the United States' 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act not only is it illegal to circumvent access control preventions but it is also