The stories suggest Willis has sought legal action after discovering he would be legally unable to pass on his expansive music library – said to be worth thousands of dollars – to his daughters in the event of his death, as current rules effectively mean users who purchase songs from iTunes are doing so in order to ‘borrow’ the files, rather than to own the music outright.
“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,” solicitor Chris Walton has told The Daily Mail newspaper. “It’s only natural you would want to pass them on to a loved one.”
“The law will catch up, but ideally Apple and the like will update their policies and work out the best solution for their customers.”Just Published:
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