China blocks iTunes due to Tibet protest songs

The Chinese government has decided to block access to iTunes after discovering that Olympic Athletes have been downloading and album called “Songs for Tibet”. The album features tracks by artists like Moby, Sting, and Suzanne Vega, and serves as a form of protest against China’s 1950 invasion of Tibet, and its continuing rule there.

The album was released 3 days before the Olympics began, and was offered to Olympic Athletes for free. After the company responsible for the album, The Art and Peace Foundation, announced that “Over 40 Olympic athletes in North America, Europe, and even Beijing” had downloaded the music, the Chinese government decided to pull the plug on iTunes.

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