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This isn't strictly on-topic, I suppose, but anyhow, here's the article.... http://makeashorterlink.com/?T2F8120E5 Now I'm no lawyer, but I don't really agree that Apple Computer ever was an infringement on Apple Corp. But if Apple Computer did settle that case and sign an agreement not to enter the music biz, then I don't see where Apple Computer has a leg to stand on here. I sure hope they had an actual plan ready for this issue. Meanwhile, I'm thinking about rushing to grab myself an iPod now before they are forced off the market....

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    Default Apple Computer being sued by Apple Corps over iPod & iTunes Music Store

    This isn't strictly on-topic, I suppose, but anyhow, here's the
    article....
    http://makeashorterlink.com/?T2F8120E5

    Now I'm no lawyer, but I don't really agree that Apple Computer ever was
    an infringement on Apple Corp. But if Apple Computer did settle that
    case and sign an agreement not to enter the music biz, then I don't see
    where Apple Computer has a leg to stand on here. I sure hope they had
    an actual plan ready for this issue. Meanwhile, I'm thinking about
    rushing to grab myself an iPod now before they are forced off the
    market.
    Just Guest

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    Default Re: Apple Computer being sued by Apple Corps over iPod & iTunes MusicStore

    Just Annutha Dewd wrote: 

    It's more a case of them giving Apple Core a piece of
    the action. Don't worry about the iPod.
    George Guest

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    In article <MPG.19caed3ed262993b9898a7news-server>,
    =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Just_Annutha_Dewd?= <josť> wrote:
     

    I don't see where _Apple Corps_ has a leg to stand on. To me,
    manufacturing a device that can play music does not constitute being
    in the music business. Is Bose in the music business because it builds
    radios? And if iTMS is in the music business, is Sam Goody's?
    Strawberries?
    --
    D.F. Manno
    net
    "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what
    they do not want to hear." (George Orwell)
    D.F. Guest

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    O1n Fri, 12 Sep 2003 18:23:33 -0400, the skies darkened, thunder struck,
    and the words of D.F. Manno echoed in our minds....
     
    >
    > I don't see where _Apple Corps_ has a leg to stand on. To me,
    > manufacturing a device that can play music does not constitute being
    > in the music business. Is Bose in the music business because it builds
    > radios? And if iTMS is in the music business, is Sam Goody's?
    > Strawberries?[/ref]

    That seems a reasonable point. I guess it will boil down to what the
    courts consider a "music business" to be. Apple Corp's music business
    is production of music. Apple Computer's music business is really
    retailing music, not creating. Perhaps that should be sufficient
    distinction.
    Just Guest

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    On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 18:23:33 -0400, D.F. Manno <net> wrote: 

    Last I checked, I can buy songs from iTunes, from Apple Computers. Sounds
    like "in the business of distributing music" to me, which as I understand
    it, is the terms of the agreement.

    So, they're doing what they said they wouldn't. Again. This can't be
    a surprise to them, and I bet it's already been planned for. Write the
    check, (just like last time) and carry on.

    Dave Hinz

    Dave Guest

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