Federal Judge Orders BlueBeat.com to Stop Selling Beatles Songs

10 11 2009

The works of most every major recording artist are now legally available for download. That is, however, except for those of The Beatles. Thus, it came as quite a surprise when, on October 30, the music sharing website BlueBeat.com began offering 25-cent downloads of Beatles music.

The record label EMI, which owns the rights to Beatles recordings, quickly brought suit against BlueBeat alleging copyright infringement; and last Thursday a federal judge ordered BlueBeat to stop selling songs by the Beatles and other artists.


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