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RE: [dvd-discuss] Jon Johansen acquitted!!
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- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Jon Johansen acquitted!!
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 09:41:46 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [dvd-discuss] Jon Johansen acquitted!!
Now the bad news: this victory is not applicable as precedent in the U.S. . . .
(or is it?)
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
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> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Jon Johansen acquitted!!
> Sham Gardner wrote:
> > Finally some good news:
> We won this one. According to the judgement, gaining access
> to a DVD you
> own with "non-approved" tools is not illegal and making available a
> digital crowbar is in most instances legal if it can not be proved
> beyond reasonable doubt that the person making it/making it available
> did so with the intent of assisting others in breaking the law.
> So, as close to a total victory as you can get.
> But keep in mind that this was just a minor skirmish in the large war.
> We got our man back safely, but the Panzers are gathering for the big
> EUCD battle.
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