Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Top Ten Cloves: Issues Behind France Making Apple Open Up iTunes

10. Got tired of reading about the Danish Cartoon controversy

9. It was one of the demands by the Muslim youth, when the rioted last Fall

8. Getting millions and millions of francs from Microsoft to pass law, so they can build up MSN Music across the EU

7. Initially thought they had George Clooney’sendorsement of new law, but after the Huffington Post thing...

6. Just don’t like Steve Jobs’ turtlenecks – Believe he’s trying to be “too chic”

5. They gave exclusive rights to EuroDisney, and everybody knows how that turned out

4. Hopes it will help acceptance of new French Labor Law; Can give cheaper music players as severance to fired youths

3. It was either this, or passing new resolution supporting Tom Cruise killing off the South Park episode, “Trapped In The Closet”

2. Part of new campaign against American companies, as payback for the Freedom Fries thing

1. Attempt to strong-arm Apple, to create special, Jerry Lewis section in the iTunes Store

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