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iPod avoids guillotine in France

CNET's Estelle Dumout and Jo Best are covering the French anti-iPod law gyrations: France's controversial copyright law, which had threatened to mandate interoperability between Apple Computer and rival online music players' digital rights management, has been dealt a major setback as sections of the legislation are being ruled unconstitutional.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on

CNET's Estelle Dumout and Jo Best are covering the French anti-iPod law gyrations: 

France's controversial copyright law, which had threatened to mandate interoperability between Apple Computer and rival online music players' digital rights management, has been dealt a major setback as sections of the legislation are being ruled unconstitutional.

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A proposed amendment to the French law requiring Apple to open it's DRM to competitors states that those being forced to open their DRM should receive compensation for doing so.

The Dadvsi Law, as it's called, has flipped-flopped on the legality of file sharing and fines for reverse-engineering DRM so many times that it's doomed.

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