[McCartney] said he, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison wanted to release the music on iTunes, but EMI, which owns the master recordings, objected.
“If one [EMI] employee decides to take it home and wap it on to the internet, we would have the right to say, ‘Now you recompense us for that.’ And they’re scared of that,” Mr McCartney said.
Hey EMI, that music you're concerned about is already freely available without copy-protection of any kind. It's called a CD. This doomsday scenario you imagine has already occurred, and yet the world continues to turn.