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EE Times UK: French Senate Caves on Digital Copyright Bill

“The French Senate bowed to intense lobbying pressure, approving
a watered down digital copyright bill that differs significantly
from the controversial version passed at the National Assembly last
March.

“The new bill is likely to give Apple Computers enough leeway to
keep its proprieatry digital rights management (DRM) system used in
iTunes and iPod. But consumer advocates and developers of open
source software here have called the Senate action late Wednesday
(May 10) ‘irresponsible’ for ‘having thrown away most of the work
done by the National Assembly…'”


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