John McClane vs. Apple: Bruce Willis wants to own his iTunes music

Becca Caddy Tech

john-mcclane.jpegNot content with fighting all kinds of big bad guys over the years, Bruce Willis has now set his sights on Apple. In a crazy turn of events that could only ever occur over in Hollywood, the actor is considering legal action against Apple over rights to his iTunes music collection.

The action star has allegedly spent a small fortune on digital music over the years and wants to be able to pass on his extensive collection to his kids when he dies. However, the music you “buy” on iTunes isn’t really yours, according to The Telegraph you’re only actually “borrowing” it under a very specific license that means it can only belong to you.

According to sources, Willis is looking at different ways to get around the problem, by setting up a trust that contains his music or taking down the man by supporting others seeking similar rights in other parts of the US.

Of course the McClane vs. Apple battle has got a lot of people excited and many are wondering whether it could lead to big iTunes changes in the future. However, we’re not sure even the big man himself will be able to win a case against Apple…

This latest case (if we can call if that yet) has certainly opened up a lot of people’s eyes when it comes to who really owns the digital content they think they’ve “bought”, when really it’s just like we’ve all been throwing our hard earned cash at a big library for the past few years.

On a lighter note, what’s your favourite Bruce Willis movie other than Die Hard? We’re going to be a bit controversial and say we loved him as Korben Dalles in The Fifth Element. Your turn…

[Via The Telegraph Image via Hey U Guys]

By Becca Caddy | September 3rd, 2012

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