Apple DRM protected from French threat
France’s lawmakers won’t pressure Apple yet others to spread out up their digital legal rights management systems, a study claims.
Voting yesterday, in france they Parliament made the decision it might prevent users legally cracking DRM systems, but passed a tariff of penalties for file-sharers which include an optimum fine of €40 (about ￡28) for such crimes.
However, individuals who distribute software made to circumvent copy protection are threatened with a new penalty Up to 3 years in prison along with a €300,000 fine (about ￡200,000).
An offer to pressure Apple yet others to create their DRM systems interoperable was discussed but has not yet been passed.