To Apple’s Relief, France Reconsiders Open DRM

“The French government has apparently reconsidered a proposal to force Apple Computer to make the songs it sells through its iTunes Music Store playable on devices that compete with its iPods.

“A French Senate committee has removed wording from proposed legislation that would have forced technology companies to license their digital rights management schemes.

“Apple, which did not return repeated phone calls, and other DRM holders doing business in France, are likely elated.”

Greg Sandoval. France Backs Down on iTunes DRM Stance. May 2, 2006.

See also:

Nick Farrell. French Committee Surrenders on DRM Law. The Inquirer. May 2, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the law, business, and technology of digital content. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

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05/04/2006 at 08:43

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