French Apple enthusiast sites go on strike for 24 hours

French Apple enthusiast sites are on a 24 hour strike to protest the passing of last week’s law around interoperability of various DRM solutions. The protest is not so much against the law itself but the fact that its current implementation will have a tremendous impact on the smaller players like open-source softwares, webradio and legal online music stores. The sites feel that the French government has given in to large corporations (which ones is not clear) at the expense of author rights and consumers of these services.

Sites like,, are all on strike today.