Bruce Willis to Take on Apple Over iTunes Inheritance
This may not seem like an important topic, but with the rise of digital content it’s definitely an issue that we’ll need to deal with, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Willis is reportedly concerned that the rights to his music collection will be passed back to Apple, entitling his children to nothing. He is said to be looking at setting up trusts to act as legal “holders” of the music, but could also bring a lawsuit against Apple to clarify the terms or force a change in policy.
When you download a music track from the iTunes Store, you are in effect renting that content indefinitely under license. It’s not just Apple, however. Retail giant Amazon applies similar terms to its music and e-book store offerings.