Both the Senate and the National Assembly, France's lower house, voted in favor of the copyright bill, which some analysts said could cause Apple to close iTunes France and pull its market-leading player from the country's shelves.
It doesn't mean the end of the road for Apple's DRM, and in fact no one expects that to change. Apple is presented with a few choices, however. They may choose to change the deals they have with the arists, who still have a say in the matter, or they may choose to comply with the new France law. On the other hand, they may cease sales in France altogether – something that has been speculated by others. Apple probably does not want to abandon an entire country, but it is a possibility.