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Programmer charged as DVD encryption suits fly

The 16-year-old who has riled members of the movie industry is charged in Norway, as lawsuits surface against individuals and organizations posting information about DVD cracking on their sites.

 

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The 16-year-old who has riled members of the movie industry is charged in Norway, as lawsuits surface against individuals and organizations posting information about DVD cracking on their sites.

"I think this serves as a wake-up call to anyone who contemplates stealing intellectual property."

- Jack Valenti, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America

 


Teen charged in connection with DVD cracking tool
update Norwegian police question and charge a 16-year-old student who sent the U.S. movie industry into a frenzy when he released a program that breaks the encryption on DVDs.

Court blocks online publishing of DVD decryption tool
A California court temporarily bars numerous individuals and Web sites from posting online a program that disables the security on DVDs.

previous coverage
Film industry fights DVD decryption sites
The Motion Picture Association of America is gaining ground in its ongoing campaign to eliminate a program that cracks the security on DVDs.

Hollywood studios allege DVD piracy in suit
update Eight major movie production studios, including Disney and Paramount Pictures, ask a federal judge to stop three New Yorkers from distributing software that allows bootleggers to copy DVDs.