Macworld.co.uk reports that the French Senate has passed a modified version of its controversial copyright bill. The original law, which was later gutted in committee required that Apple and other online music stores to have their songs be interoperable with all portable media players in France. The version passed today provides a loophole for Apple to keep their songs protected, but still retained some of its principle interoperability language. Apple originally called the law "state-sponsored piracy." Apple has not yet officially responded to the latest text of the law.