France Legalizes DRM, drastically limits peer-to-peer

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Have A Nice Cup of Tea, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,109756,00.html

    "The French National Assembly approved a digital copyright bill on Tuesday
    that will require DRM (digital rights management [aka digital
    restrictions management] ) developers to reveal details of their
    technology to rivals that wish to build interoperable systems."


    Have A Nice Cup of Tea

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    Have A Nice Cup of Tea <> wrote:

    > http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,109756,00.h
    > tml
    >
    > "The French National Assembly approved a digital copyright bill on Tuesday
    > that will require DRM (digital rights management [aka digital
    > restrictions management] ) developers to reveal details of their
    > technology to rivals that wish to build interoperable systems."


    Soooo.....Apple, Microsoft and anyone else selling downloadable tracks
    with DRM pull out of France rather than have their product copied
    willy-nilly and bootleg downloads go ballistic because legal downloads
    are no longer available and few believe they might get caught swapping
    peer-to-peer. Great move!

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    ~Dibley
    Dibley Fanshaw, Mar 22, 2006
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  3. Have A Nice Cup of Tea

    Roger_Nickel Guest

    Dibley Fanshaw wrote:

    >
    > Soooo.....Apple, Microsoft and anyone else selling downloadable tracks
    > with DRM pull out of France rather than have their product copied
    > willy-nilly and bootleg downloads go ballistic because legal downloads
    > are no longer available and few believe they might get caught swapping
    > peer-to-peer. Great move!
    >

    Not necessarily, the individual vendors would still keep control
    of their own keys. Common standards for DRM might even boost
    business.
    Roger_Nickel, Mar 22, 2006
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