Beatles Sue For Return Of Masters
POSTED ON 8/31/2006 | PERMALINK |0 Comments | BOOKMARK

The surviving members of the Beatles are to sue music companies EMI and Capitol Records. They claim the record companies used fraudulent schemes to "pocket millions of dollars" due to the band. Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and relations of George Harrison and John Lennon want at least £13.2m ($25m) in damages.

Last week a judge New York State Supreme Court denied EMI's request for the claim to be thrown out.

The group also seek to reclaim rights to all the Liverpool band's master recordings.
The key here is that they're seeking control of the masters, which is exactly what I suggested they would do in Why The Beatles Won't Use iTunes, Existing Record Contracts or DRM.
via the digital music weblog

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