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In an intriguing move, The Daily Mail is reporting that 'Die Hard' star Bruce Willis is considering taking legal action against computer giant Apple to gain the right to pass his iTunes song collection on to his daughters after his death.
Secondly, it raises a little known fact about iTunes -- you technically only 'borrow' the music you purchase from the store under license, and upon your death the music is no longer yours, and can't be passed on to anyone else. In technical terms, Apple's terms and conditions state that you're buying the right to listen to the music, what they call a non-transferable license, and that you don't actually own it. Which means that you can't pass it on after death. It also means that if you've amassed a rather large music collection from the digital music distributor, it's worth bupkis when you die.
Reports are suggesting Willis has spent 'thousands' on iTunes downloads, and is now asking his legal team to set up a family trust as the 'holder' of the purchased music. He's also alleged to be supporting legal moves that increase the rights of downloaders.
If Willis goes ahead with the legal challenge, it won't just benefit his family, it's also likely to benefit the millions of users who have purchased music from the Apple iTunes Store.