We Can Work It Out

September 11, 2003 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Macintosh | Leave a comment

That might be the song going through Steve Jobs’ mind right now, or maybe “Let It Be” or “Can’t Buy Me Love”.

You knew this had to happen sooner or later. After two years of producing the iPod MP3 player and days after announcing over 10 million songs sold, the Beatles’ Apple Corps has sued Apple Computer.

One should not blame John (RIP), Paul, George (RIP), or Ringo, but rather, the corruption and distortion of the entire concept of copyright. It’s not the Fab 4 behind this (at least I hope not), but Apple Corps’ lawyers and bean counters trying to maximize income. Though it would be nice if this were to get more public attention, it’s not likely to happen as Apple Computer has pretty deep pockets and has already paid over $50 million dollars in previous Beatles-releated lawsuits.

Of course, Apple Computer signing that “we will never enter the music business” agreement wasn’t a good idea either.

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