Apple vs. Apple: The Rematch

A court has ruled that Apple Computer did not violate a 1991 trademark agreement with The Beatles’ old Apple Corps recording label when it established the popular iTunes music download service. Apple Corps, which has clashed frequently with the computer company over copyright, claimed that a violation had occurred when Apple Computer moved into the music business. Lawyers for the computer giant insisted that iTunes is “primarily a data transmission service and permitted by the agreement,” and London’s High Court agreed.