French firm sues over euro notes

FRANCE - Have euro notes design breached copyright? A French company claims a map of Europe printed on every euro bank note breaches a copyright it owns on the design. The ECB does not agree.

Billions of euro banknotes must be withdrawn from circulation because they breach copyright law by illegally displaying a satellite map of Europe, says a French company which claims it owns the rights to the map.

M-Sat, based in Clermont-Ferrand, has lodged a formal complaint for counterfeiting and copyri