This seems foreign, even silly to an American. However, it is becoming reality in Europe. Europeans recognize a "cultural invasion" and are concerned about their economic power and sovereignty in the face of the infiltration of U.S. products and programs and the values which are promoted along with them. Despite the differences among nations, the nations of the European Union (EU) have joined to promote economic prosperity.
Michele Belluzzi, Cultural Protection as a Rationale for Legislation: The French Language Law of 1994 and the European Trend Toward Integration in the Face of Increasing U.S. Influence, 14 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 127 (1995).