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DVD Jon receives subpoena

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Aug 2009 15:58 User comments (3)

DVD Jon receives subpoena  Jon Lech Johansen, known notoriously as “DVD Jon” for his work in cracking the CSS encryption on DVDs, had received a subpoena this week as part of the Apple iTunes anti-trust case.
The subpoena was sent so everyone involved can gather any relevant documents that Johansen may still have, says Electronista.

DVD Jon has been asked to "provide any communications with Apple regarding his efforts to make iPods inter-operable with content purchased outside of iTunes, along with discussions relating to syncing iTunes purchases with non-Apple media players."

More specifically, the subpoena asks for any documents involving the FairPlay DRM scheme. DVD Jon created software that circumvents FairPlay as well as Windows Media protection, using the legal method of re-encoding the song on the fly in its original program, removing the DRM.

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3 user comments

113.8.2009 8:14

Wow knew it would only be a matter of time before he got summoned to court again, thought it would be in relation to iTunes/doubletwist similarities, nice to see the courts going outside the box for once and bringing in people who know what they are talking about that won't be bought off or threatned by the big companies. This case gets more interesting...

217.8.2009 8:10

So let me get this straight. Is he being Sued for legally encrypting the CSS Encryption from a DVD asked by Apple???

317.8.2009 9:16

No he is being subpoeaned, to assist in the facts over the Apple anti trust lawsuit, so as an expert witness/providing documentational evidence against Apple ;)

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