Beatles To Keep Fighting iTunes

An appeal will be filed in the copyright case that pitted The Beatles’ record label against Apple Computer. The computer company this week won the right to continue selling music through its iTunes music service, but the rock group (which has a long-standing copyright agreement with the company due to the previous existence of the group’s Apple Corps record label) says that the ruling was “curious” and points out that the judge appeared to be in the thrall of Apple’s technological offerings. The judge’s ruling declared that Apple was selling “data transmissions” through iTunes, and therefore was not violating the agreement.