The Hollywood actor has taken on tech king Apple after he discovered that the tracks he stored on his “many, many iPods” were not actually his.
No, unfortunately when you buy a track from Apple iTunes you are in fact borrowing it as opposed to actually owning the content, despite the fact you may have forked out $2.20 for a single track or $16.99 for an album.
Mr Wills wants to leave the tracks to his daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore Rumer, Scout and Tallulah and has instructed his lawyers to set up a trust to protect his thousands of music downloads, which is said to include classics from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin.
Willis, 57, may also engage in a legal battle with Cupertino based Apple.
iTunes forbids its millions of users from transferring content purchased to any other digital form including MP3 and can freeze any users account they suspect of doing so.
iTunes T&C’s state the following: “Apple is the provider of the iTunes Service, which permits you to purchase or rent digital content (“iTunes Products”) for end user use only under the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.”
Willis, 57, is also backing the battle several US states are involved in a bid to increase the download rights of consumers.