From ZDNet Australia:

Jon Lech Johansen, also known as "DVD-Jon", will seek compensation from the Norwegian government following his acquittal in an appellate court on charges related to alleged copyright violation. ...

While Johansen is widely reported as being the "lone gunman" behind the creation of the DeCSS de-scrambler, DVD interest sites maintain the DCC code itself was broken by an anonymous German hacker. Johansen, who was allegedly a part of a group known as the Masters of Reverse Engineering, or MoRE, simply helped in writing the program that used the existing CSS crack to de-scramble the discs.
A lot of you folks owe a lot to this guy and his acquittal.

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