Paris Appeal Court Rules DVD Anti-Copy Measures Illegal

In France consumers have a ‘‘right’’ to make a copy of a copyrighted work for private usage. The word ‘‘right’’ is in quotation marks on purpose, because the existence and extent of this ‘‘right’’ is fiercely debated......The French consumer’s union UFC Que Choisir claims that this Article of the French Intellectual Property Code creates an inviolable right for consumers to make a private copy of any digital work, and that this right takes precedence over an author’s right to insert anti-copy protection measures in his or her digital work.

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