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French iPod law prepares for vote

Ryan Block, @ryan

It would appear that the watering down and corporate-sponsored evisceration of the French iPod law has ceased, as today the French legislation cemented the final wording of the law, which is to be put before the French Senate and National Assembly in a vote without debate. It sounds as though the bill has attracted some chaff along the way and lost some weight around its DRM waistline, so what the latest down version will actually mean for Apple and French consumers if passed is a little unclear -- but what is remarkably apparent is Cupertino's steady and vehement opposition to the bill, or any that would imply FairPlay be gutted itself.

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