Meet the Beatles, Online (Someday)!

The latest flurry in the quarter-century of trademark battles between iPod-maker Apple Computer and the Beatles’ Apple Corps shook loose an interesting bit of news: Apple Corps is preparing to take the Beatles online. At least, one day.

To date, Apple Corps has famously refused to take part in the Internet-based digital music industry, declaring at one point it saw no purpose to putting the much-loved tracks of the Fab Four available for sale via the Internet: they were doing quite all right, thank you, via traditional distribution channels. (That much is true: the recent released of Beatles’ #1 singles, an anthology, and a stripped-down version of Let It Be garnered substantial sales