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    Bruce Willis to fight Apple over music rights after his death | The Sun |Showbiz

    BRUCE Willis is preparing to take Apple to court over who owns his huge digital music collection after he dies.

    The Die Hard actor, 57, wants to leave the haul to his daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.
    But under iTunes' current terms and conditions, customers essentially only 'borrow' tracks rather than owning them outright.
    So any music library amassed like that would be worthless when the owner dies.
    Willis has asked advisers to set up a trust that holds his downloads, which reportedly include classics from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin, to get around this rule.
    The action star is also backing legal moves to increase the rights of downloaders.
    Apple can freeze users’ accounts if they suspect them of sharing tunes with others.
    Chris Walton, an estate specialist at Irwin Mitchell, told a newspaper: “Lots of people will be surprised on learning all those tracks and books they have bought over the years don’t actually belong to them.
    “It’s only natural you would want to pass them on to a loved one.”



    Woah I have no idea I can't transfer my purchased music to anybody else!

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    Yeah, you can.

    Burn them to a disk, leave behind your account information?

    It's not like iTunes repossesses music after the account holder dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lstname89 View Post
    Yeah, you can.

    Burn them to a disk, leave behind your account information?

    It's not like iTunes repossesses music after the account holder dies.
    Sure I can do that, but I can always die suddenly. And in that case, the music I purchased from iTunes Music Stores would not be transferred to the rightful, lawful beneficiaries such as my family members; and I certainly couldn't write that on my will in this case either. That is, unless I give away my account name and password in my will or to a certain people before my sudden death.

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    I guess that's what we get for not reading all the terms and conditions, but clicking "I accept" anyway.

    This is why I will always prefer hard copies of music.

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    With this it just seems like on-demand streaming services make the most sense.

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    This seems so stupid. Rofl. xD

    I also knew about this. That goes with just about anything you buy electronically. It doesn't belong to you. Thank you, Cracked, for teaching me that.

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    Ouch, apparently this is a fake news even though everybody was reporting it...


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