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Too closed for Communist China

The Chinese Communist Party organ, the People's Daily, has reviewed Apple's iPad, and found it wanting:
“There are many disadvantages” to the gadgets, it wrote. “For example you cannot install pirate software on them, you cannot download [free] music, and you need to pay for movies you watch on them.”
While this is more about the acceptance of copying in China, a country where privately-held intellectual property is the exception rather than the rule, it is still somewhat ironic to see a totalitarian regime criticise Apple for being too locked down.

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Posted by: Michael S. http://beebo.org/ Mon Oct 25 21:49:22 2010

The source of this is http://opinion.people.com.cn/GB/12891068.html, for anyone who's wondering. (Google translate works.) It's an opinion piece, but still...

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