Danish Man Turns Himself In for Copying DVDs

He hopes to test-anti piracy law in court
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2009 2:25 PM CST
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(Newser) – A Danish man has reported himself to police for copying his DVD collection to his computer. Henrik Anderson is looking to test two contradictory Danish laws—one that allows the creation of "personal use" backup copies and another that prohibits the breaking of DRM, or digital rights management, to make such copies.

He first admitted his guilt to Danish copyright group Antipiratgruppen, but they have proven reluctant to charge him. So "I decided to try to see if I can report myself directly to the police, for the case must be resolved," Anderson tells BoingBoing. He hopes that if he is brought to trial, Danish authorities will change the DRM law.

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