If you think the riots in France were bad when they tried to take away kid’s jobs…

April 14th, 2006

…just wait until they try to take away their iPods.

Which is basically what will happen if they pass a law that would force Apple to open their digital rights management scheme to all their competitors. (The reason is that Apple would almost certainly just stop selling iTunes in France.)

It kills me that the French are trying to force Apple to make life easier for it’s competitors.

You don’t see them forcing software companies that write for Windows to make software for the Mac.

But I guess “fairness” only runs one way.

The thing I love most about the French lately is that they remind me that living in the States still isn’t so bad.

Entry Filed under: Apple Computer

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joey  |  April 15th, 2006 at 5:06 pm

    Hey, at least the French are still holding out on a smoking ban.

  • 2. Melinda Omdahl  |  April 16th, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    I’d breathe easier if one would actually pass here.

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