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DeCSS history lesson for Norwegian authorities

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 11 Jan 2002 14:14

Ok, now probably everybody knows that Jon Johansen, a Norwegian teenager, might end up spending two years in jail because Norwegian authorities are about to sue him because of DeCSS. DeCSS is a program that allows decrypting CSS encryption found on DVD-Video discs.
It is commonly told "fact" that Johansen was the author who created DeCSS program and that's why he is being sued. But if you read this article written in November, 1999 you find out that he really wasn't the guy who cracked the CSS encryption.

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