“Apple’s position in its legal dispute with The Beatles’ Apple Corps may be much stronger than suspected, according to new information about the last settlement between the two companies,” Simon Aughton reports for PC Pro. “In 1991, following Apple Computer’s decision to include digital music (MIDI) hardware in Macs, they signed a confidential agreement limiting Apple Computer’s activities in the music field. Earlier this year Apple Corps filed writs in California and London alleging that the computer maker had violated this, writs that included brief snippets of the original agreement.”
Aughton reports, “According to those who have seen the California papers, the extracts reveal that although Apple Computer was prohibited from selling or distributing music in a physical form, such as CD, it was given freedom in the digital sphere.”
More info and settlement speculation in the full article here.