December 17, 2002
Jon Johansen - v - Hollywood
Anonymous Reader writes "Many (most?) prosecutions started by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) on behalf of what's euphemistically called 'Hollywood' are farces, murky and badly scripted. And none is more so than the trial featuring Jon Johansen, the 19-year-old programmer from Norway who came up with DeCSS, an app Hollywood contends lets people pirate DVD content."