On Tuesday 04 May 2004 20:32, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> John Allen wrote:
> >Well Apple Computer is more a music distributor (with iTunes). When they
> > start signing up bands, that will be a different story.
>> From Wikipedia:
>> In 1981 Apple Corps, i.e. The Beatles filed suit against Apple Computer
> for trademark infringement. The suit settled with an undisclosed amount
> being paid to Apple Corps for using the name in contexts not associated
> with music. This amount has been estimated to $50 - $200 million.
>> In 1989 Apple added MIDI capabilities to its computers, and Apple Corps
> sued and won again, with Apple Computer paying $26.5 million in damages.
> At this time, an Apple employee added a system sound called "xylophone"
> to the Macintosh operating system, but was forced by the legal
> department to change the name. It was changed to "sosumi", which was
> told to be Japanese for "the absence of musicality", but actually should
> be read out as so sue me.
>> In September 2003 Apple were sued by Apple Corps again, this time for
> introducing iTunes and the iPod, both clearly positioned in the music
> market where Apple Corps own the trademark.
Ok, Ok, I get it, "Apple Corps" are assholes, and ther legal system is evne
worse. "Apple Computer" should just rename themselves as Macintosh Computer,
and sod "Apple Corps". Lets face it no-one says I've got an "Apple", they say
I've got a Mac.
John Allen, mailto:john.allen at dublinux.net
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