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France: Apple Should Have Expected DRM Law

The French Trade Minister, Christine Lagarde, commented on Apple and the proposed French digital rights management (DRM) laws while on a trade visit to the United States. According to PhysOrg, she said "Any time a company restricts competition in a market, it gets the attention of regulating agencies. We have to play by the rules of the game."

She also said that it should come as no surprise to Apple that France would challenge the Fairplay DRM iTunes and iPod system.

Many, however, feel that Apple is not restricting the market because it has not taken actions to force its competitors out of the French music download business.

The proposed French law will require music download services to share their DRM copy protection technology with any company that asks. Such a law would force companies like Apple, Sony, and Microsoft to turn over their proprietary code, and open their music services to competitors.

France contends that music downloads should not be restricted to specific MP3 players.

Should France enact the law, analysts predict that Apple would shut down the French iTunes Music Store before opening its DRM technology to competitors.

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