Apple vs. France

I was on Google News and saw the following headline:

Apple vs. France
French lawmakers want all digital-music players to adopt common software standards. Is this Jobs & Co.’s cue to pack up its iPods and bid the country adieu?

All I can say is what is France smoking? Why on earth would you want to screw up with one of the more consumer friendly DRM choices out there.  Yes, iTunes only works on Apple approved music players but their music players are the best in the industry and consumers love them.  I’m guessing France doesn’t like seeing their local shops loosing out to Apple.  Talk about making some Apples sour.