Changes to European copyright law force the Beatles to release new tracks
Changes to European copyright law have forced the Beatles to make available a number of previously unreleased live recordings to the general public.
Fifty-nine tracks were released by Apple Records on 17 December 2013, just in time for Christmas. While the tracks have long been the subject of bootleg recordings, they have never previously been officially released.
When Apple was asked to confirm why it released this new material, it simply replied: ‘No comment.’ However, it is commonly accepted that the decision made to release these tracks was a direct result of changes to European Union copyright laws…
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