26 million dollars later.....Apple Corps goes to the High Court seeking multimillion-pound damages against Apple Computer, the creators of the iPod, over their hugely successful iTunes Music Store.<br>Here they go again<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Critically, however, the agreement prevented Apple Computer from distributing content on physical media. This was designed to cover CDs and tapes, but it is unclear whether it included later inventions such as digital music files or devices used to play them.<br><br>Apple Computer will argue that its music service, which has sold more than a billion songs since 2002, is merely data transmission.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Herein lies the caveat, Apple Corps flexed there muscle before, now they face a Goliath in Apple Computers. I personally don't think they have the financial reserves to battle Apple computers, they will lose this time around.<br><br><br><br>
I agree. I think this is more Apple wanting to see if they can break the agreement. If they're sh!t out of iLuck, then they'll pony up the bucks to the boys. A real coup would be to settle this lawsuit and get the exclusive online distribution to the Beatles catalog. <br><br>
I cannot see what the advantage for Apple Corps is in bringing this lawsuit other than lawyer greed. Do they thing just because they won't release their catalog to I-tunes that people don't put Beatles music on their I-pods? Is this just a huge publicity stunt to sell more records? I cannot see that Apple Computers lawyers haven't gone over this agreement to make sure it would hold up. It has not pleased me that Apple Corps will not release their music to I-tunes. <br><br>
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You can have the Starbucks (blech!) <br><br>Seriously though, on an article that Alex Salkever wrote for BusinessWeek he echoed my feelings exacty,<br><br><br>"This time the outcome is far from a lock for Apple Corps. Make no mistake: There will be a settlement. No one benefits from pushing a case all the way through a full trial and appeals because the costs are prohibitive. But analyst predictions that the case could cost Apple Computer hundreds of millions of dollars in settlement payments, even the use of its own name on music products, are way out of line," Salkever writes.<br><br>I also feel Apple Corps. greed will finally hit a wall, IMO Law of Averages.<br><br>
Beatles - Money Lyrics<br><br>The best things in life are free<br>But you can keep them for the birds and bees<br>Now give me money<br>That's what I want<br>That's what I want, yeah<br>That's what I want<br><br>You're lovin' gives me a thrill<br>But you're lovin' don't pay my bills<br>Now give me money<br>That's what I want<br>That's what I want, yeah<br>That's what I want<br><br>Money don't get everything it's true<br>What it don't get, I can't use<br>Now give me money<br>That's what I want<br>That's what I want, yeah<br> <br>That's what I want, wah<br><br>Money don't get everything it's true<br>What it don't get, I can't use<br>Now give me money<br>That's what I want<br>That's what I want, yeah<br>That's what I want<br><br>Well now give me money<br>A lot of money<br>Wow, yeah, I wanna be free<br>Oh I want money<br>That's what I want<br>That's what I want, well<br>Now give me money<br>A lot of money<br>Wow, yeah, you need money<br>now, give me money<br>That's what I want, yeah<br>that's what I want<br><br>
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&[censored] creek without an iPaddle.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>ahhh, but the previous order specifically stated "distribution on physical media". Unless we're now considering electrons and ethernet packets to be physical media then it is Apple Corps who's [censored] up the creek. :P<br><br>
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[color:blue]previous order included the word distribution, </font color=blue><br><br>You cannot find a single Beatle/Apple label song on ITMS <-- Apple computer is complying with the agreement. However Apple computer does not have the means to control customers from burning a Beatle song to an iPod. That to me lays with the record label themselves to create their own DRM<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by carp on 03/27/06 10:03 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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