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Testy action star flips his wig, may sue Apple

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Updated Hollywood actor Bruce Willis could reportedly take Apple to court over a massive digital music library that he wants to pass on to his kids when he dies.

The Die Hard and Armageddon star wants his daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah to "own" the digital music he painstakingly downloaded from iTunes, but the current terms of Apple's service restricts such usage because punters, in effect, borrow the tracks under licence from the site rather than owning them.

All of which means that Bruce's digital music collection would be worthless once he carks it.

The Sun reports that Willis, whose digital library presumably includes his 1980s cover hit Under the Boardwalk, had consulted legal advisers about the possibility of setting up a trust that would retain his downloads for the three daughters he had with one-time wife Demi Moore.

The 57-year-old, who is currently appearing in a TV advert for BSkyB to promote "unlimited" broadband downloads, is said to be a fan of making digital rights less stringent for customers.

Perhaps the action hero should have stuck to collecting vinyl LPs ... ®

Update

Willis' wife Emma Heming-Willis has tweeted that The Sun is in error, answering one request for confirmation of her hubby's alleged litigious thoughts with a simple, "it's not a true story." Another participant in that conversation asked, understandably, "Any idea where the rumor came from? Total fantasy? An overheard offhand remark? Samsung?"

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