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It may not be cut and dried.
Golly, why would they do that?
All right. I misunderstood what you meant when you wrote "separate companies". I have to wonder, though, if the structure you propose would be enough to insulate Apple from the Denise Cotes of the world.
I don't know. If they wanted to keep their current level of integration among the three areas, the companies would have to cooperate to a degree where govt agencies would probably charge them with all kinds of collusion. It might make things worse.
It is a source of sadness for me that Apple is the one company most responsible for the idiocratization of music.
I'd say that words which are offensive are in an entirely different category than those which have historically been associated with violence. I believe offensive speech is and should be protected by law. However, in my opinion, there are also laws against "hate speech", because it leads to violence. It is a distinction with which the courts have struggled, but I think it is important to recognize.
Not sure if you are serious, but just in case you are: young white people who wish they were black have not endured hundreds of years of brutal mistreatment and systematic immiseration. They do get mocked once in a while, but I don't think that is enough to warrant removing any words from common usage.
Ready, fire, aim!!!!!
2199 of the 14682 songs on my iTunes library had to be uploaded. in some cases, the albums are not on the iTunes store, but in many cases, the match appears to have failed, even though the song is present in the store.
Cute satire doc. What I think you and Eric are omitting from your analyses is the influence of egotistical hubris on corporate decision making. Apple's leadership are not slack-jawed yokels, but neither are they immune from making mistakes in judgement. I agree with your identification of Iovine as being key to this fiasco. This whole incident seems to align well with everything I have read or heard about his way of dealing in the music industry.
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