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Friday, August 27, 2004

record company sued over drm

this is in france (so much for surrendering…)

French Suit Aims at Anti-Piracy Technology [ap via forbes, august 25, 2004]

The lawsuit accuses EMI and Fnac of “deception over the material qualities of a product.”

Filed on behalf of several music buyers, it alleges that the copy protection system used on certain EMI discs makes it impossible to play them on many car stereos, hi-fis and personal computers.

French consumer association UFC-Que Choisir is filing for damages in the legal action, which also claims that EMI’s copyright protection stops customers making personal copies of their CDs – a privilege granted to French consumers by a 1985 law.

posted by roj at 1:03 am