CBC: French copyright law leaves loophole for Apple

I sent the following as feedback to a CBC arts article.

I find it frustrating that Apples idea of "let the market decide" is to push for laws which explicitly circumvent the "tied selling" and "refusal to deal" aspects of competition law. The way that Apple creates their so-called "copy protection" is to technologically tie the ability to buy music from iTunes (one service) to the purchase/use of a player that Apple controls (a separate product). Section 77 of Canada's competition act specifically disallows this type of tied selling for very good economic reasons: it allows the monopoly in one market to leverage that monopoly to illegally control another.

I'll let the reader decide whether Apple's growing monopoly is because of the iPod, iTunes, or because of the illegal tie between the two.