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Verdict on DeCSS author next week

Verdict on DeCSS author next week

The taking of evidence about the proceedings against the author of the DeCSS software was ended yesterday, Monday, with a closing argument by the prosecution and their comparatively moderate demand for 90 days of probation. A final verdict is expected next week.

This does not seem to be the case that the prosecution deliberately delayed the proceedings in order to be able to fully punish Jon Lech Johansen, who was still underage at the time of the crime to have. Originally, a two-year prison sentence and high fines as well as claims for damages were assumed.