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Old 07-29-2006, 07:33 PM   #1
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LXer: French copyright law puts squeeze on open source


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July 28, 2006 (IDG News Service) -- France's Constitutional Council has made a stringent new copyright law even harsher, modifying three articles of the law and striking out a fourth in a review of its constitutionality. The changes mean that unauthorized sharing of copyright files such as music tracks will become a criminal offense, while those who reverse-engineer DRM (digital rights management) systems in order to develop interoperable software will face six months in prison and a fine of $36,000. [This is horrendous! - dcparris]

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