by Mike Masnick
Tue, Mar 29th 2011 10:14pm
Eriq Gardner points our attention to the news that French first lady and singer Carla Bruni is suing a French newspaper claiming "counterfeiting," after it posted a 50-second clip of her singing Douce France, a 68-year-old song by Charles Trenet. As Gardner notes, in the US, this would almost certainly be fair use. But, in France... apparently it's considered "counterfeiting," because the snippet heard "was a simple draft version, a preparatory work and not a definitive recording." Is it any wonder that her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been working hard to make sure France has the most draconian copyright laws around?
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