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Looks like Apple has wound up in court against the beloved Beatles again, where Maxwell's Silver Hammer is coming down on the Macheads for jacking that trademark name from the Fab Four way back when.

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Sure, the two companies, Apple Computer and Apple Corps, settled years ago, with Apple promising not to ever enter the music business, but now, well, Apple is kinda into the music business, or is it? The Cupertino Fruit Company (which should be the new name, dontcha think?) contends that it's not selling music, it's moving data, calling iTunes a "data transmission mechanism."

Great. Now we can't expect any Beatles "data" to be "transmitted" from iTunes for at least another century.

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