Man buys DVD of Mulholland Drive. Man wants to copy it to VHS so he can watch it at his mum’s house, and she doesn’t have a DVD player. Copy protection stops man from doing so. French consumer groups go to court, arguing that the copy protection infringes on man’s legal rights. French legal eagles agree.
The verdict will no doubt be overturned in a heartbeat, but it’s the right decision and a victory for common sense. I’m almost ready to forgive the French for making Euro-iPods too quiet.
(incidentally, is it just me or is there something a bit odd about wanting to watch Mulholland Drive with your mum? “Hey, ma! Lesbians!”)