The Null Device

A few years ago, 15-year-old Norwegian Jon Johansen wrote code for decrypting DVDs, allowing them to be played under Linux. Now he is being prosecuted under computer-crimes laws under pressure from Hollywood. If convicted, he faces 2 years in prison, and a draconian legal precedent will be established in Norway, restricting what individuals may do with their own property much as the DMCA does. Here you can donate to the Jon Johansen Legal Defense Fund and give Hollywood a much-needed black eye. (via the EFF)

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