French Government targets law abiding school students just trying to protect citizen's rights!

According to an article in The Age (Australia), the French government has passed a draconian law which, in part, will "a jail term of up to six months and a fine of $A49,500 for those who supply software enabling users to break copyright protection on DVDs or CDs". Ignore for the moment that "copy protection" can't stop copying since governments are generally unaware of this fact, but this law targets French citizens authoring and using software which protect their rights.

An example is the VideoLAN team which is made up of students of the École Centrale Paris and developers from all over the world. I often use this software to watch DVDs on my entirely Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) based computer. FLOSS protects my rights to be in control of my own computer, while DRM directly attacks my right to be in control of my own computer.