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Monday, January 05, 2004

Burn, Baby, Burn in Norway
Aftenposten reports that Jon Lech Johansen's acquittal has been upheld. Last year, a Norwegian court acquitted Johansen of criminal charges related to his involvement in breaking DVD encryption then publishing the exploit to the world. Johansen, now 20 years old, was a teenager at the time these acts took place. Slashdot reports that the Oekokrim (Norway's white collar crime unit) has decided not take the case to further appeals. A Slashdot editor comments that this means it is legal to burn personal backup of your DVDs in Norway. Doesn't New Zealand's new copyright legislation make this act explicitly legal as well?

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