An epic court battle is brewing. Bruce Willis Vs. Apple. The iconic action star is supposedly getting ready to sue apple over his large iTunes music collection.
CNet reports that Willis is furious over the fact that he can’t pass down his very large music collection to his daughters when he dies. Willis has apparently amassed a very large library of music (which he has paid for) and keeps it on Apple’s iTunes. But due to the company’s terms and conditions, he won’t be able to give them to his daughters.
The Sun writes:
“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 is supposedly working with a legal team to set up a trust for his music downloads. He’s also mulling around the idea of filing a lawsuit against Apple.
The Venture Beat reports that, when you purchase a song from iTunes, you are essentially just buying the right to listen to the music. Apple lets you download a digital copy of the song but due to the contract you sign with iTunes, but you don’t actually own the music.
Chris Walton, an estate specialist at Irwin Mitchell, said:
“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.”
Do you think Bruce Willis should sue Apple over how it handles its iTunes collections?