Are you ready for your Monday morning cup of WTF? This boggles the mind. A digital music retailer called Bluebeat.com tried selling the Beatles catalog on their site for 25¢ a song. The only problem? The Beatles haven't licensed any of their music for digital sale yet. Now let's forget for a second that this company chose perhaps the most conspicuous artists they could have to try and rip off. Let's forget too how notoriously litigious EMI has been in protecting that band's songs. Hell, let's even forget that they tried to digitally sell an artist that pretty much everyone and their mother knows hasn't released anything digitally yet. No, those insane details aren't even the dumbest part of the story.
Displaying a set of balls the size of watermelons, Bluebeat claims they are within their rights because what they are selling are not, in fact, the actual Beatles tracks, but are instead exact recreations of the tracks created through 'pyscho-acoustic simulation'. Sure. That ought to hold up in court.