54458397 story Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright 230 Posted by Soulskill on Wednesday December 18, 2013 @08:12AM from the all-about-the-benjamins dept. Taco Cowboy writes "Back in 1963, the Beatles did some performances for the BBC and other places. The songs were recorded, but never officially released. Now, 50 years later, Apple has packaged all 59 tracks together and put them up for sale on iTunes for $40. The reason? Copyright. The copyright for unreleased works expires 50 years after the works are recorded. By releasing the 59 tracks on iTunes before the end of December, the songs will be protected under copyright law for 20 more years."