At issue: The topless pin-ups that Cupertino won't allow in its App Store
The editorial drawing at right of Steve Jobs as a brush-wielding bowdlerizer appeared in Monday's issue of Ekstra Bladet, a Danish tabloid with a sensationalist bent that likes to think of itself as a champion of the common man.
One of the paper's most popular features is its "Side 9 Pigen," the photo of a topless or totally nude woman that has graced the 9th page of every issue since 1979,
Because of the paper's Page 9 Girl, Apple has refused to let Ekstra Bladet appear anywhere in its App Store, even the version seen only in Denmark.
Ekstra Bladet, for its part, refuses to remove its beloved pin-up, and has launched a series of increasingly strident attacks on Apple (AAPL) that culminated Monday in the drawing above and an editorial that reads, in part (Google translation):
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