French DRM Law Being Shaped By Big Content
“A French proposal to change the way DRM is protected under law has been hijacked by entertainment companies and DRM vendors, and now promises to be one of the worst DRM laws in the world.
“Previously, we wrote about the new French DRM law proposal, which held out the promise of being the first real attempt in the world to balance the legal protection of anti-user technology with the public interest. The activists of EUCD.info were concerned that the proposal was being hijacked by Universal/Vivendi, and this has come to pass.
Boing Boing. French DRM Law Gets Ugly. April 28, 2006.
Peter Sayer. French Could Outlaw Open Source DRM, Peer-to-Peer. InfoWorld. April 14, 2006.
CopyCense. French Seem Ready to Open iTunes DRM. March 21, 2006.
Boing Boing. English Info on France’s Terrible Proposed Copyright Law. Dec. 5, 2005.
CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the law, business, and technology of digital content. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.