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Old 18 October 2009, 23:42   #25
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Originally Posted by alexh View Post

Bad analogy, the Beatles sold the rights to their songs. I do not remember Amiga Inc. selling anything nor Hyperion buying anything.
No they didn't Alex.

There early songs ( on the Parlaphone label ) had run out of copywrite (25 years) and they were offered the chance to 'buy them back' ie extend the copywrite, and Paul McCartney famously said ' Why should I have to buy my own songs?' a decision he later said was a grave error of judgement.

Jacko stepped in and 'bought' them ie everytime ones played on a radio the recording writes went into his bank account instead of theres.

Macca had already bought all Buddy Holly's and 'really really should have known better' to paraphrase a Beatles song
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