BlueBeat Ignores Injunction, Streams Beatles On IPhone App
Music service BlueBeat has developed an app for streaming playlists on the iPhone. The same company was slapped with an injunction last year after selling downloads of tracks by the [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] without acquiring proper licenses. In their defense, BlueBeat claimed that “psycho-acoustic simulation” of those tracks did not require a licensing agreement.
Now, BlueBeat has made songs by the Beatles, [lastfm]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], [lastfm]AC/DC[/lastfm], and other top artists available through their free new iPhone and iPod app, which streams pre-selected playlists to user’s devices.
Though the app – which is currently available through Apple’s iTunes store – will allow users to bring songs by the Beatles onto the device for free, the playlists can not be altered and the songs can not be played individually.