H2K (2000): "The Jon Johansen Story" (Download)
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 4:00 pm (Main Stage): On January 24, 16-year-old Jon Johansen and his father were both arrested by Norwegian authorities under pressure from the Motion Picture Association of America and the major film studios it represents. The authorities seized his computer, some disks, and a mobile phone. Jon, a member of Masters of Reverse Engineering, was believed to have been responsible for reverse engineering CSS (although this has never been definitively proven) and thus igniting the current controversy that has resulted in 2600 being sued in federal court for publishing the program on its web site. Hear from both Jon Johansen and his father (Per Johansen) as they tell the story of the raid and arrest which could result in three years in prison.