Originally Posted by alexh
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