Norwegian podcast puts entire Beatles catalog online—legally

The Norwegians, who have made a name for themselves by taking on Apple, Inc.’s music business, may have wound up picking a fight with Apple Records as well. A new agreement forged between Norway’s national broadcasting service, the NRK, and TONO, the group that holds the music distribution rights in the country, has given the NRK permission to host music-focused programming as podcasts in MP3 format, provided the copyrighted music comprises less than 70 percent of the podcast. Included in the collection that has already started appearing on the NRK’s site: the entire Beatles catalog.

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