December 9, 2002: Jon Lech Johansen (DVD Jon) Pleads Not Guilty

Jon Lech Johansen

Jon Lech Johansen

2002 - The trial of Jon Lech Johansen, better known as “DVD Jon,” begins with Johansen pleading not guilty. DVD Jon has been a pioneer in “Reverse engineering”. O.K, so that is a fancy way of saying “Pirating”, but without his efforts, advances might not have been made. He was acquitted on January 7, 2003.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for December 9