3/26/2006

The Beatles are dead (brain dead)

Filed under: — menk @ 10:07 pm

As far as I can tell the Beatles are dead. (at least two of the four of them are) So why then would they sue Apple Computer? Apple Corps the shell of an entity that remains of the Beatles record label is taking Apple Computer to court (for the third time) over trademark infringement.

Given that the whole issue of trademark infringement is designed to protect consumers who might be confused why is this even being considered by the courts? Who would confuse Apple Records with Apple Computer? In fact no Beatles music is even legally downloadable from anywhere since Michael Jackson actually owns the entire portfolio.

Are Paul MacCartney and Ringo Starr so cash starved they need to sue Apple Computer to keep themselves out of the gutter?

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