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According to the Guardian newspaper, the much publicised reports circulating online and in the global print media that Sir Paul McCartney has struck a deal to put the Beatles back catalogue up for download on iTunes this year is simply not true. The story is that Sir Paul has agreed a £200 million ($400 million) payday for the tracks, which would cover his divorce settlement to Heather Mills nicely. But the Guardian reports that Apple Corps, which retains publishing rights to the music, says no date has been set and quotes a spokesperson as claiming “The story isn't correct. I can't tell you if it's this year or next year or when."