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DeCSS Author Arrested?

Written by Jari Ketola @ 25 Jan 2000 6:29

Rumour has it that the author of DeCSS, program designed to enable DVD playback on Linux platform, has been arrested by Norwegian police. However there's no confirmation to this as of yet.
What has happened is that Jon Johansen, the author of DeCSS, was taken in for questioning on Monday when the police raided his house. He is being charged with violation of copyright law. Late last week a U.S. District Court ordered three people to remove DeCSS from their Web sites. You can still find DeCSS here, though.
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