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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

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



    When it rain's it pours for Apple.. more bad PR and this one will hit everyone on the pocketbook when they realise they actually dont own their music they "bought" through iTunes.... they are in fact only renting it. Might actually be a bigger problem in Europe since here we have truth in advertising laws... which means when Apple says you can buy XXXXX on iTunes, then they are lying.
    If I was Bruce Willis I wouldn't have said anything.If I was worried about Apple trying to install some snitch-ware in the form of a update in the future on the ipod or what ever I would copy the songs and convert them to MP3.
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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

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    It is The Sun too. Can't expect much of European news, Just not nearly up to the standard of US news sources. Sensationalist crap and tabloid journalism.
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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

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    If I was Bruce Willis I wouldn't have said anything.If I was worried about Apple trying to install some snitch-ware in the form of a update in the future on the ipod or what ever I would copy the songs and convert them to MP3.
    Bruce Willis (probably) has tens of millions of dollars. He most likely just personally dislikes the practice of advertising rentals as purchases and is using his star power to get up traction for a lawsuit to alter the situation.

    One of the advantages of being famous and wealthy is that you are in a much stronger position to resist things about society you dislike.
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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

    Thing is, I can leave, say, a record collection to someone, in my will. As mentioned before, IP rights seem to revolved around physical property. But that is kinda bunk, because, records are worthless. If there was no INFO stored on them, what are they? Just disks of vinyl. It is the information stored on them that you want, that you have purchases a right to, not the vinyl itself.

    I would argue that the same holds true for mp3s. If I buy a backup drive, and store all of my music on it, the content on the drive should not dictate to me what I do with that drive, the physical piece itself. I own that. And if I want to give it away to someone, that's my business.



    This is why I don't buy my music from Itunes. This is why I will continue to "cheat" record companies out of money. They need to resolve this crap, and quick. They've been dealing with it for well over a decade now, and are still just "staying the course".


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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If I was Bruce Willis I wouldn't have said anything.If I was worried about Apple trying to install some snitch-ware in the form of a update in the future on the ipod or what ever I would copy the songs and convert them to MP3.
    And you would be breaking the terms of the license.
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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

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



    When it rain's it pours for Apple.. more bad PR and this one will hit everyone on the pocketbook when they realise they actually dont own their music they "bought" through iTunes.... they are in fact only renting it. Might actually be a bigger problem in Europe since here we have truth in advertising laws... which means when Apple says you can buy XXXXX on iTunes, then they are lying.
    The world is going to hell and Bruce Willis is worried about passing down his iTunes account to his children "Tweedle, Jazzbo and Dazzle" or whatever their names are. Bruce Willis always seems limited to me. In fact the worst movie ever produced was Hudson Hawk, a movie he wrote and directed. After seeing that I became convinced that Bruce pretty much functions on his brain stem. It doesn't surprise me in the least that he is concerned about his iTunes after he is dead.

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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is The Sun too. Can't expect much of European news, Just not nearly up to the standard of US news sources. Sensationalist crap and tabloid journalism.
    While I agree on the Sun.. it is only the Sun because that is where I first saw it. It is however all over the web and is being reported on even CNN, Sky News and the BBC.

    At best you can claim the Sun did its usual "hatchet job" with the truth, and I would agree... Willis is not sueing, but there is a rumour that he is thinking about it.

    But in the end it is in many ways irrelevant, since it does bring up the problem.. you dont really own your digital downloaded content... and that is a problem.
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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

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    One of the advantages of being famous and wealthy is that you are in a much stronger position to resist things about society you dislike.
    ...and in a brighter spotlight than most. Willis with such a vast collect cannot simply fade into the dark when he passes on. His death will be news, quite possibly those who manage his music account would become aware and shut his account down. He really did not have much of a choice other than to be involved in this issue.

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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Bruce Willis could have just quietly died and left his music to his kids. Nobody would have said anything or so much as suspected. However, publicity whores will be publicity whores. Setting up a "trust" for music? Good grief. Are we really that bored?
    Judging from his last few movies I'm fairly certain he died years ago.

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    Re: Bruce Willis to fight Apple over rights to music collection after his death

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    The world is going to hell and Bruce Willis is worried about passing down his iTunes account to his children "Tweedle, Jazzbo and Dazzle" or whatever their names are. Bruce Willis always seems limited to me. In fact the worst movie ever produced was Hudson Hawk, a movie he wrote and directed. After seeing that I became convinced that Bruce pretty much functions on his brain stem. It doesn't surprise me in the least that he is concerned about his iTunes after he is dead.
    Again if Bruce is doing this or not.. still a rumour... it is not the point of the article in many ways..
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