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Mixed messages, the UK broadband commitment

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Finland have recently passed legislation which secures their citizens a "legal right" to broadband. This step forward for Finland has resulted in a right to 1mbps broadband for all homes. This passing of law has...

Apple FairPlay DRM Safe From French Legislation

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As reported earlier this week, French legislatures tried to get a bill passed forcing interoperability between all digital DRM systems such as those used in purchases from the Windows Media Player music store as well...

French Legislation May Force Apple to Open its DRM

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France may force Apple and Microsoft to figure out a digital detente, making songs bought using either technology interoperable. The fact that songs bought from iTunes won't work on devices powered by Microsoft and...

California lawmaker unveils new game legislation

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Leland Yee's new bill is more straightforward than last year's; it seeks to ban sales of graphically violent games to children under 17. California assemblyman Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill...

Unshackle the CD, new legislation proposed

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Thanks to Slashdot for this pointer to a story over on Wired. Music CDs equipped with copy protection will, if Rick Boucher gets his wish, soon be as obsolete as eight-track cassettes....

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