EMI Music this week won an injunction against Bluebeats.com, a site the label said is selling Beatles music without permission. Bluebeats.com claims it's not actually selling Beatles music, rather it's actually offering 25c a song downloads of re-recorded tracks.
Bluebeats.com's lawyer is reportedly basing the site's defense on "psychoacoustic simulation," an "arcane" technology that supposedly produces music enables it to sell music that sounds identical to recordings without actually infringing on any copyrights.
It all sounds a bit sketchy to us but there's a court hearing scheduled for November 20. We expect to hear all about "psychoacoustic simulation," and how copyright laws don't apply to songs produced using the mysterious technology then but for now, Bluebeats is not allowed to sell the tracks.