The French government is looking to adopt legislation forcing sellers of digital media to unlock their content for all devices.
Effectively, the law legalises breaking digital rights management technology is a vendor attempts to lock in users, which every DRM is doing today.
Apple's Fairplay DRM for instance is supported only on the iPod and Apple stubbornly refuses to allow third party manufacturers to support it – Motorola's Rokr and Razr are the only exceptions.
The iPod doesn't support Windows Media DRM, although Microsoft would be happy to license the technology to Apple (at a fee).
The ability to play your music on any device may sound great, but in practice the propose legislation will merely kill the music download market in France. Apple for sure will pull the iTunes music store out of the market, and others will likely do the same.
Still, it's a nice thought and one that could gather some momentum if the rest of Europe joins in.
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