France passes toned down DRM law

France’s parliament has passed a toned down version of a DRM law that sparked a lot of discussion and even protest. In its original form, the law sought to create interoperable systems and to open up DRM schemes. The amended law provides a loophole where companies can bypass DRM interoperability requirements if they are requested to do so by the authors.

Much opposition to the law remains and the opposition Socialists plan to seek a ruling by the Constitutional Court. The saga goes on!

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