France Approves iTunes Law


French lawmakers have given final approval to the “iTunes law” that could force Apple to make iPod and iTunes store compatible with rivals’ music players and online services.
BBC: 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. The bill will also create a new independent authority to decide when “interoperability” should apply.

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