Dirigisme and Digital Music Don't Mix

By insisting on compatibility among all music players and downloadable music, France's law doesn't let market forces or consumers decide

The French Revolution gave power to ordinary folks and made even a king realize he was a servant of his subjects. Liberté, égalité, fraternité are emblazoned on all France's public buildings, and the republic remains proud of its tradition of confronting authoritarianism and handing power back to the people.

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