Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Apple Records aren't the Beatles' record company, haven't been for decades. They aren't anyone's record company, actually. They basically just now for the sole purpose of suing Apple.
At any rate, Apple still aren't a record labe, and are thus still not in the same industry. The iTunes music store, the cause of the latest litigation oppourtunity, is just a way to sell digital content, produced by someone else (i.e., record companies, but also audio books). Amazon.com isn't a record company either, but they do sell music and books, like Apple. I wonder when Amazon Records will claim infringement and sue as well.