It's "A Great Day For Freedom"--at least for the members of Pink Floyd. As BBC News reports, the band has emerged victorious in a legal battle with record label EMI, accompanied by a ruling that could soon lead to the band's entire discography getting pulled from iTunes.
Pink Floyd's original contract with EMI--inked before the rise of iTunes and Amazon and their ilk as
One wonders whether Steve Jobs will cry out "Don't Leave Me Now!" My guess? No. "Is There Anybody Out There" who thinks Pink Floyd couldn't be convinced to let EMI continue to sell individual tracks, in exchange for some extra "Money," as All Things Digital suggests?
Let's be clear, though. The court's ruling, which also requires that EMI pay the band $60,000 for the contract violation, could certainly mean that Floyd's tunes won't "Stay" available in iTunes much longer. Of course, "If" the band decides to "Stop" the madness, and finds some way to keep its digital tracks available, such an announcement may well herald "The Happiest Days of Our Lives."
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