French iPod law unconstitutional?

Posted on Monday, July 31 2006 @ 21:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The French Constitutional Council has declared some big aspects of the so-called iPod law unconstitutional:
"Apple's lawyers might want to drink a glass of French Champagne today, but not a whole bottle," said Dominique Menard, partner at the Lovells law firm and a specialist in intellectual property. "The Constitutional Council has highlighted fundamental protections for intellectual property in such a way as to put iTunes a little further from risk of the French law."

Released late Thursday, the council's 12-page legal finding made frequent reference to the 1789 Declaration on Human Rights and concluded that the law violated the constitutional protections of property.
Read on over here.




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