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France approves iTunes rights law

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    More than a billion downloads have been bought from iTunes
    A law that could force Apple to share its digital download technology with rivals has been passed in France.
    Currently, songs bought from Apple's iTunes music store can only be played on Apple-manufactured iPods.

    The bill would mean any digital song could be played on any player, regardless of its format or source.

    But the legislation leaves room for artists to sign deals with Apple and others, enabling them to restrict which systems their music will play on.

    full story: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5133754.stm

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