I found a great quote from this source...
"The way the entire Beatle catalogue continues to retail at full price despite its age and the fact that Help! or With The Beatles or Sergeant Pepper could fit twice onto a single CD, represents the less savoury side of the Beatle inheritance.
I once moaned about this to EMI's then A& R chief, Nick Gatfield. 'Nothing to do with us,' he shrugged. 'Blame Apple.' EMI are merely licensed by Apple Corps to manufacture and distribute Beatle products. Since the bitter round of lawsuits between the assorted Beatles and their business manager Allen Klein which accompanied the break-up of the group, there has been no sign of the Utopian 'what's ours is yours' philosophy which lay behind the forming of the original, chaotic Apple. Today it is a secretive and unsentimental business organisation, marketing its priceless assets for all they're worth."