France: Right To Privacy Includes DVD Copying For Personal Use

Monsieur Stephane P v. Universal Pictures Video France (Court d’Appeal de Paris 2005).

PatentlyOImage031In a move to protect privacy rights, a French Appellate Court has ordered DVD vendors to stop selling copies of the film “Mulholland Drive.”  The court found that copy prevention software on the DVD violated privacy rights of DVD purchasers because it precluded them from transferring the film onto a VHS tape for personal use.

Assistance — Does anyone have an English translation of the case? (