TrustedReviews has an editorial titled "Liberty, Equality, Compatibility?".
"It’s iTunes that the French are having a pop at. The typically
idiosyncratic French have voted in support of a law that if is passed by the
French upper house next year will mean that Apple in France will have to
open up iTunes to work with any player rather than just its iPod. Hey it’s
not a completely original idea, I suggesting the same thing in a piece I
wrote in August 2004."