So it would seem that the judge did not think that Apple Mac had done anything to suggest that they are entering the music business directly. The BBC reports that Mr Justice Anthony Mann ruled that the computer company used the Apple logo in association with its store, not the music, and so was not in breach.
Perhaps there is an opportunity for some other players who compete with Apple to get involved in this part of the business, simply because Apple's name may well bar them from entry.
Neil Aspinall is not going to let this one drop – meanwhile of course all of the Beatles music continues to be available for free on all the P2P services with no revenue accruing to anyone except the service providers and the advertising agencies that place ads on those services for things like Broadband access or high speed mobile web access!
With great respect to Neil Aspinall – he may be playing King Canute – but he has always been like that – imagine what the negotiations were like when EMI tried to produce the 1 Compilation that made their budget a few years ago – it cost them in blood!