October 8, 1991: Apple Settles Beatles Lawsuit

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. autrefois macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    All You Need Is Lawsuits!

    Although I disagree with it in general, I can understand the lawsuit over the iTunes (Music) Store. You can buy compilations and tracks via iTunes that can't be found elsewhere, essentially making Apple (Computer) a music company. However, I don't really think anyone would confuse the two.

    The suit about Apple's computers being able to do midi was a little weaker in my opinion. Maybe it was just a pre-emptive strike to try to act before Apple did more in the way of music (which they eventually did).

    I go back and forth over the initial suit over the company's name. I don't think people would assume or did assume Apple Computer was owned by the same folks as Apple Music, which I suppose is the most important point.

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