French iPod law unconstitutional?

Posted on Monday, Jul 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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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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