Score One For the Little Guy

A Norwegian court has acquitted an Oslo teen of video piracy charges levelled against him by Hollywood studios. The teen had broken the encryption code on DVDs he had purchased in order to play them on his Linux-based computer. The court ruled that no one can be convicted of breaking into his/her own property, and that the charges were without merit. Free speech advocates hailed the ruling, while the studios said that they were examining their options for an appeal.