Enemy At The Gates?


FREEDOM: Johansen says the digital-era rights debate is "too important" to quit without a fight

The raid on Jan. 23, 2000, was nothing like the movies — no guns, no sirens, no man on a megaphone telling Jon Johansen, 16, to come out with his hands up. "It was very nice and quiet," Johansen says, recalling the day when three officers — two from ěkokrim, Norway's economic-crime investigation unit, and one local policeman — visited his house in Steinsholt, a small town about an hour and a half southwest of Oslo. They went into his basement office and confiscated two computers, some data CDs, a cell phone and its charger. What had Johansen done? He'd just...

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