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By maxwell edison ·
It's been a long and winding road to the latest development that led to the current revolution at Apple Corporation, the recording label owned by the four Beatles and/or their surviving estates.

Apple Computer was given permission by the Beatles' recording company to use their trademarked "Apple" name at the request of Steve Jobs back in 1981. But all things must pass as the cordial relationship turned into a series of lawsuits that popped up here, there and everywhere for various infringement issues.

The latest development, one that I read about just yesterday, involves Apple Computer selling downloaded songs for 99 cents each. So far, more than 10 million downloaded songs have been sold, resulting in a pretty penny lane indeed.

However, according to the lawsuit filed by Sir Paul and company, the previous agreements included provisions that Apple Computer would not enter the music business. I'm sure there were no words of love in the legal documents filed in London, England, but rather she said she said wording.

In my life, I've never seen such an obvious infringement. It looks as though someone at Apple Computer is a bad boy and might find himself working eight days a week to get his company back to the days of golden slumbers with the fab four.

I don't want to spoil the party, but tell me why Apple Computer thinks that they can do this? They may think that they can do something to get back lost revenue, but this is just too much monkey business. My guess is that Apple Computer will eventually be found the fool on the hill, and Apple Corporation will take Maxwell's silver hammer to all their Apple computers.

Steve Jobs is probably saying, I should have known better. But he will probably make a call or two and say that we can work it out if we just come together and let it be. Needless to say, Apple Computer will need a lot of help with this one. Oh well, such is a day in the life of big business.

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Nice....

by MallardtooXX In reply to Apple Corporation sues Ap ...

guess there is no love there yeah yeah yeah.

-duck

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Help!

by GuruOfDos In reply to Apple Corporation sues Ap ...

When Steve Jobs was younger, so much younger than today,
He never needed anybody?s help in any way,
But now these days are gone and he's not so self assured,
Now I find he's changed his mind and opened up the doors.

Help him if you can, he's feeling down,
And he will appreciate you being around,
Help him get his weath back on the ground,
Won?t you please please help Steve?

And now our lives changed in oh so many ways,
Copyright and royalties seem to vanish in the haze,
But ev?ry now and then we feel so dull and bored,
So we link to Kazaa and all join in music fraud.

Help Steve if you can, he's feeling sad,
And the lawsuits that they file just make him mad,
Download pirate tracks and make him glad,
Won?t you please please help mp3?

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Younger than Today

by TheChas In reply to Apple Corporation sues Ap ...

Sorry Max, my brain is a bit to mushy at the moment to follow suite and set my comments to verse.
(54 hours this week, plus no end in sight)

My guess is that with the change of staff, Apple no longer has anyone who remembers Apple Records, or the agreement.

Further, sine Apple Corp. is only distributing MP3 format recordings, and not producing music there likely is the feeling that they are not in the music business, just a retailer.

For what it's worth,

Chas

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Tut tut....

by GuruOfDos In reply to Younger than Today

Only working part time again?!!

But seriously. Keep your chin up and look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel!

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Yet another dumb mistake by Apple Computers

by Jim Phelps In reply to Apple Corporation sues Ap ...

>Steve Jobs is probably saying, I should have known better...

Steve Jobs should have known better when he GAVE AWAY his design for the MAC to Bill Gates and Co, so they could develop software for it. Bill soon released his own version of the MAC (known as Windows) overseas. To this day, I don't know why he didn't sue Microsoft over that.

But don't get me wrong. Anyone who is evil enough to abandon his wife and child, not even supporting them financially when he could have easily done it, doesn't get much sympathy from me.

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