Apple, Sony In Court Over Copy Protection In France
from the limiting-choice dept
There have been a large number of odd court rulings in France lately. However, it looks like there’s one lawsuit that might be worth following closely. A consumer association there is suing Apple and Sony for using copy protection, claiming that it’s limiting consumers’ choice. Of course, there’s a similar lawsuit in the US that doesn’t seem likely to stand much of a chance. While these lawsuits do show that consumers are fed up with being treated like criminals even on products they’ve already bought, it’s not clear there is (or should be) a legal recourse. The real issue is that people should learn not to buy from providers who limit what they can do, and encourage businesses who actually give customers what they want.