Opening the ipod in France

By    John Garner on  Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Summary: An article from the Herald Tribune, offers an interesting read about the effect the proposed legislation that France's government is in the process of voting. I've read some articles from some wannabe tech sites that go for full blown insults about France or the French, but as this article explains the move is being closely […]

An article from the Herald Tribune, offers an interesting read about the effect the proposed legislation that France's government is in the process of voting. I've read some articles from some wannabe tech sites that go for full blown insults about France or the French, but as this article explains the move is being closely watched by other governments. The article also explains that the 'if you do that we'll leave" concept that the sites I referred to seem to gloat about is highly unlikely. Well insulting a country and it's people because you feel large corporations should be able to do what they want isn't a initial sign of great intellectual fortitude...

Read the article on the Herald Tribune

Addition (09 Apr 06) : Just came across this very interesting article that explains how Steve Jobs when interviewed several years ago put forward the idea that "If you legally acquire music, you need to have the right to manage it on all other devices that you own." Also on the same very interesting blog there is an article that discusses the real implication of the removal of DRM rights and the fact that contrary to common Mac fans beliefs, the removal of the ipod DRM system may incite people to in vest in an interoperable and more open system ! Certainly go and take a look at this blog it is full of interesting articles 🙂

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