Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Thursday, November 11, 2004

French Competition Council Dismisses Case Against Apple

Nicholas Francis, a consultant with London-based Reckon, passed on this news story about the dismissal of a suit against Apple brought VirginMega, a French download site.  The suit was an attempt to pierce the armor of Apple's digital rights management (DRM), specifically Apple's proprietary FairPlay technology,  with competition law.  The French Competition Council dismissed the suit on the grounds that the technology was not "indispensible" and the failure by VirginMega to establish a causal link between Apple's dominant position and the use of DRM.

Thanks, Mr, Francis, for passing on the story and I encourage other readers of this blog to pass on relevant posts.

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