Bruce Willis might sue Apple: his girls can't inherit his iTunes collection
0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2012, 07:08 posted on
Hollywood superstar Bruce Willis, the one you’ve seen in Die Hard and Pulp Fiction, might just launch his own legal war against Apple and its iTunes store…
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22. tedkord (Posts: 10692; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
According to Apple you don't own the device you bought, so why would you own the content on it?
56. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
so, if you spend 199.99 for an iphone 4S, you are just borrowing it?
60. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
according to apple, its still their device.. your just paying for it. they retain the rights to change,add, remove features and apps from your device at will. All OS's have that to some extent, but with Apple, they take it to a new level.
25. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
This is why I hate cloud based software, games, movies and music. You "bought" it but it's not really yours and in fact feels more like you're renting. Same BS with the way iTunes works. WTF do you mean I have to authorize my computer to play stuff that I purchased? f**k you!
29. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
if CHUCK NORRIS sue apple, you're screwed apple...
37. jibraihimi (Posts: 755; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Yes Mr.Bruce Willis, please bring the damn fruit company to courts soon, every netizens will be in ur support, and u can also rest assured that one Korean company 'S' will also be standing in ur support........... Now go and kick some Apple a**........................ Please Somebody also inform Chuck Norris about this violation by Apple............ :)
38. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Everyone should just ban apple. I cant believe how blind most of the world is to see how greedy apple is. I understand maybe he shouldve have read the small print where it says you do not own but then they should reword the big print. Everywhere on the site it says purchase itunes. Your not purchasing anything your borrowing.
44. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
only chuck norris can win vs apple in usa court ;D
apple can win only with chuck norris by their side vs anyone in not usa court
48. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
didnt limewire get shut down? lol.
I just use the free MP3 apps on my phone. works like a charm. Load it in to g-Music and sync it to everything. :)
Of course, I do find myself buying a good bit of music direct from G-Music, but since they dont have partnerships with all labels, there is some big names missing.
49. Aeires (unregistered)
Even if Apple wins in court, if it gets to that point (doubt it), they lose. Tons of people don't read the fine print in agreements but this is bringing an awareness that's likely to tick a lot of people off. Something you paid for is only borrowed, PR disaster in the making.
50. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
If only he bought his music from Google Play
85. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
actually Amazon has some DRM restricted music, even after they announced no more DRM restricted music. I bought a korn album back in the end of 2010 and it was DRM restricted, it wont sync to my Google Music due to the DRM. Google Music is the only one I know of that has no DRM whatsoever.
92. bigbmc26 (Posts: 43; Member since: 10 May 2012)
I'm glad they don't do that now. I just downloaded 3 albums last week on my BB 9930, sync'd them to windows media player, no problem. Now I have them on my PlayBook as well. :-)
Lesson here, never trust Apple to have the consumer's best interest in mind. ;-)
51. jlscott777 (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Apple's restriction on the music from Itunes is the reason I switched to downloading my music from Amazon, I now own it not just renting.
52. Savage (unregistered)
Apple's gonna 'Die Hard'
53. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Apple Genius: "I can see how you'd feel this way. I felt the regulation was a little strict, but I found it's a real value because of all the built-in music license and capabilities."
Bruce Willis: "How 'bout I let you live? And you let my girl inherit my iTunes collection?"
55. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
So, if I buy an album for 9.99, then, I am only borrowing it? What a load of B.C. - another reason to get rid of the iProducts off the shelves.
59. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This explains why the music industry was so willing to work with Apple for iTunes....
62. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Well....after checking Amazon and Google....they have similar terms.
Guess this is the way it is folks. Which is wild...cuz I can buy a physical CD, and make digital back ups for legal purposes. I do this cuz I have kids...and too many times they used the discs for Wax On, Wax Off on the floors...that and a had about 3 cars stolen over the years...each with many CD's in the car.
I burn my digital back ups to a disc, and its no problem to leave that to my kids if I die. What the big difference between doing that....and a digital download....can we burn digital downloads from iTunes, Amazon, etc to discs?
77. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Whoever doesnt agree.....I suggest you read the ToS for Google Play and Amazon MP3 store.
Those 2 dont have the DRM issues.....but you cant just gift or pass your music download to others.
I can almost guarantee if you download a music file to your PC, and just give it to someone else.....they will have issues streaming it on Google Music or maybe even uploading it to Google could storage. If not...I stand corrected..
65. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i like Bruce Willis, awesome guy, i hope he can get in there and reshape some things.
67. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
there are ways to still transfer the music - apple may not like it, though.
72. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
Yet more bad publicity for Apple..... don't they have a P.R. department recommending against this sort of thing?
They're going to end up losing even more money from their pocket the greedier they get - the more average consumers they piss off with their excessive policies, the more torrents are going to start looking mighty appealing to the consumer.
Not to mention, one of the perks I advocate to smartphone shoppers about Android is the capability of free music downloads. Gotta love it.
73. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
So can you download your music to a computer or hard drive like you can in Google Play Music? I like that feature that I can simply download all my music from Google and just have it where ever. Does iTunes not allow this?
75. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
I'm not surprised, companies do this all the time. You think you own your movies, games and music? No, you're just paying them for the license to use them, even though you have a physical copy, it doesn't mean that you can give it to someone, even just to borrow it.
It's DMCA laws, not Apple.
93. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 477; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Nay sir, the issue is not with DCMA laws, the issue is with the EULA, meaning the issue is, in fact, with Apple and music label cronies.
80. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Welcome to the world of downloading of books, music, videos, and video games. One does not own any of it despite paying for it. People just don't get that owning a physical version of your goods gives you more control than electronic version. I guess for the sake of convenience, one does not want to micromanage a physical copy versus e-copies. Go figure folks, it will get worse.
82. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
I rather buy a physical CD anytime, then rip it to my music players. At least I have it in my hands.
91. aakashram2001 (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
hi its a wake up call for all iphone , ipod , ipad and apple laptop users join together and please wakeup atleast now