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Old 07-09-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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LXer: "Worst copyright law in Europe" passed in France

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The French Parliament has passed what the anti-Digital Rights Management (DRM) group EUCD.INFO calls "the worst copyright law in Europe." Popularly known as DADVSI (Loi sur le Droit d'Auteur et des Droits Voisins dans la Société de l'Information, or Law on Author's Rights and Related Rights in the Information Society), the bill now goes to President Jacques Chirac to be signed into law. However, opponents of the bill hope that alleged unconstitutional maneuvering by the government and possibly unconstitutional aspects of the law itself can still be used to prevent at least some aspects of DADVSI from coming into effect.

Old 08-29-2006, 08:08 AM   #2
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It passed and it is very very sad
I bought tens of DVDs, all original, all legal. And due to this stupid law, I'm not allowed anymore to view them !!!
I only have Linux at home, and libdvdcss is illegal now in France. So sad...

I'm a pirate, a terrorist, an outlaw, whatever they want, and I'm proud of it. I became one by remaining a faithfull follower of the law, never pirating anything, never downloading anything (except free software), and I'll remain one because this new law is just UN-acceptable!



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