“The first time I heard that the Beatles’ AppleCorp had sued Apple Computer, Inc. back in 1981 over the ‘Apple’ name, it stung. Then when AppleCorp and Apple Computer settled another lawsuit in 1989, I was somewhat disappointed that the Beatles felt entitled to additional financial compensation from Apple Computer. And now that AppleCorp is planning to take Apple Computer back to court for a third time, I am absolutely outraged,” Ben Hampton writes for MacFriends.com.
“Greed is a nasty and insidious thing, and the image of my beloved Beatles, in league with a pack of self-serving, carnivorous attorneys just doesn’t sit well with my philosophy of life — a philosophy the Beatles, themselves, helped me to forge through the lyrics of their eternal music. It is really difficult for me to admit that the two Apples have already met in court on two prior occasions, but I cannot help but hold onto the hope that a third court appearance, simply for the sake of making rich attorneys richer, can be avoided,” Hampton writes. “To this end, I have a proposal. I have no idea how this proposal might ever reach the interested parties, but if this article does happen to get published on the internet, who knows where it might end up. If you are reading this article and have an inside hookup with any of the principals, please refer this article or pass it on to them.”
“AppleCorp and Apple Computer should work together, if not outright merge into a single company. Together they could finally become media producers for the rest of us. Using Macintosh hardware and iLife software, it has never been easier or less expensive to produce music/audio, video/film, computer generated art, photography, and literature. And the internet could provide the perfect distribution method for placing these new artists and their creative works into the public eye,” Hampton writes.
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