- Norway’s special division for economic crimes, Økokrim, says that they will appeal the acquittal of 19-year-old Jon Lech Johansen, accused of illegally developing a protection code-breaking program, but did not give detailed reasons.
“We disagree with the courts application of the law and with the hearing of evidence in the question of guilt,” said acting head of Økokrim’s section for computer crime, Rune Floeisbonn.
“The verdict is unfortunate because there are principles for the storage and distribution of data on new media which the court should have taken into consideration,” Floeisbonn said.
“The court’s interpretation of the law has unfortunate repercussions for the copyright holders in this sphere,” Floeisbonn told Norwegian news agency NTB, but he would not elaborate on how this would affect the grounds for appeal.
I guess Norway doesn’t have double jeopardy laws – how can they retry the same case?