:: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 ::

Interview with Jon Johansen -

Jon Johansen is a 16 year old Norwegian being tried for helping create the DeCSS DVD playback utility for Linux.

LinuxWorld: What kind of arguments would you have expected, or what kind of arguments do you think might have been better?

Jon Johansen: I would have expected for them to try to explain to the court that this had nothing to do with copying, because encryption does not prevent copying -- which the DVD CCA [Copy Control Association] and MPAA are claiming. And everybody knows that even if something is encrypted you can still copy it if the reading of the data goes through decryption.

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