The French Parliament has voted into law a requirement that online music services must limit DRM restrictions and allow customers some choice.
Under the new law, Apple would be forced to allow iTunes Music Store customers the right to play their songs on devices other than iPods and computers.
Apple’s choice would appear to be either abide by the law, and change its DRM in France; or close the French iTMS.
And that’s not all. The law includes all manner of new regulations for fair use of media, P2P file sharing, and much more. BoingBoing has detailed commentary.
Anyway, French law might be the least of Apple’s worries if Google starts a music store too.