Friday, August 04, 2006

Trademark News: Mon Dieu!

A new French copyright law could land you in the big house and out of €500,000 or 640 THOUSAND US Dollars!

I'm all for intellectual property protection as much as the next gal but that seems a bit extreme. Of course, the likelihood of such fines actually being enforced is more than likely slim to none, unless the violations are of an extremely malicious nature.

This reminds me a bit of the whole Metallica vs Napster hubbub of 2000, in that there's clear & defined sides and both make valid points. Simply put, there's those that love music & want to share it with others and there's those that worked hard to create that music & just want to get paid.

This debate will rage on for years to come...

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