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Apple's iTunes music store starts selling Beatles songs.

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 Kyodo

Apple Inc.'s iTunes online music store on Tuesday began selling music by the Beatles, enabling its users to purchase the band's songs and enjoy them on the iPod and other digital music players.

The move came after the U.S. computer giant resolved a long-standing trademark dispute with the band and its music distributor, struggling EMI Group Ltd. of Britain.

The band had argued that Apple, formerly named Apple Computer Inc., had infringed on its trademark, as the music label the band launched in Britain in 1968 is also called Apple.

Music by former members of the band including John Lennon and Paul McCartney has already been available in the iTunes online music store.
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Date:Nov 22, 2010
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