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DVD hacker asks compensation in acquittal

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DVD hacker asks compensation in acquittal

A Norwegian man who became a hacker hero for cracking security codes on Hollywood DVDs wants police to compensate him now that he’s been acquitted twice of computer piracy, his lawyer said Tuesday. “Jon Lech Johansen, 20, also known as DVD Jon, was 15 when he developed a program to watch movies on a Linux-based computer without DVD-viewing software. He posted the codes on the Internet in 1999 and became a folk hero among computer hackers.”

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