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The Beatles sue Apple over iPod, iTunes

Apple is being sued by Apple Corps., the parent company of The Beatles, over the iPod and the iTunes Music Store. According to Fox News, the breach of contract case was filed a short time ago in London’s High Court of Justice, but was just served to Apple in California in the last couple of days. This is the third time Apple has been sued by the band. The Beatles filed suit against the company in 1981 over the use of its corporate name. The result of the suit was a huge cash settlement and a promise that Apple would stay out of the music industry. Years later, “when computers starting having music come through attachable speakers,” The Beatles again sued and won, this time over breach of a trademark agreement since Apple had agreed to steer clear of the music business. It is estimated that Apple has paid US$50 million so far to the band.

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