December 9, 2002: Jon Lech Johansen (DVD Jon) Trial

Jon Lech Johansen
Jon Lech Johansen

2002 – The trial of Jon Lech Johansen, better known as “DVD Jon,” begins with Johansen pleading not guilty. DVD Jon has been a pioneer in “Reverse engineering”. O.K, so that is a fancy way of saying “Pirating”, but without his efforts, advances might not have been made. He was acquitted on January 7, 2003.

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