DADVSI


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DADVSIDroit d'Auteur et aux Droits Voisins dans la Société de l'Information (French: Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society)
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In 2006, France enacted DADVSI, which includes a requirement that TPMs must not prevent effective interoperability between digital file formats and the various software and devices on which they can be played.
When trying to decide which institution would be best suited to enforce DADVSI's new interoperability requirement, the French Parliament observed that the Council decision was legally sound and that, since then, no new element had emerged that would make the Council reverse its decision.
In spite of these shortcomings, the French framework created by DADVSI may have already had an impact on the global marketplace for TPMs, at least in the field of digital music.
DADVSI also clearly illustrates the intention of the French government and Parliament to address the consumer issues raised by TPMs.
(72) It is important to note that the case was decided by application of copyright law as it was decided prior to the adoption of DADVSI. One of the aims of DADVSI was to offer some guarantees that the use of TPMs would not deprive consumers of the benefit of copyright exceptions such as the private copying exception.
Although ARMT has not yet issued any opinions, Apple switched its policy regarding TPMs following the enactment of DADVSI, possibly in response to the French legislation.
To the end of alleviating these problems in interpretation, the DADVSI Bill endeavors, in its Articles 8 and 9, creates an "Authority for the regulation of technical measures" which will fix the minimum number of authorized private copies with regards to the type of work at stake, the media used for the representation of the work, and the kind of technical measure used.