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Friday, 14 September 2012

Bruce Willis - Apple Terms and Conditions

When I opened up my browser this morning the Apple software had new T&C attached to be read and agreed with before taking me to itunes.  Now like most people, I suspect, when we download programmes and simply click on ' I agree' or 'I accept' and then get on with downloading.  Now, until I saw the recent article informing the world that Bruce Willis threatened to sue Apple over the fact that should, or rather when, he dies, he would be unable to leave his many thousands of songs, videos and films to his children in his will as he has not actually purchased the items, but is only renting them, I too was unaware of this fact! After all when you 'rent' anitem from the itunes store it actually states 'buy album, single, video, film'.

It does not say 'purchase license' or redirect you to a note stating that you are not actually buying the item selected but rather, you are only buying or purchasing a license to keep the item, in your life time!

So, interestingly when this popped up this morning I had a look at it and I wonder if the mighty Apple have decided not to take on Mr Willis:

3. Transfer. You may not rent, lease, lend, redistribute or sublicense the Apple Software. You may, however, make a one-time permanent transfer of all of your license rights to the Apple Software to another party, provided that: (a) the transfer must include all of the Apple Software, including all its component parts, original media (if any), printed materials and this License; (b) you do not retain any copies of the Apple Software, full or partial, including copies stored on a computer or other storage device; and (c) the party receiving the Apple Software reads and agrees to accept the terms and conditions of this License.

But, as the license only allows you transfer to 'another' person, will Mr. Willis continue his threat to sue as he wants to make his collection, worth in the region of £40.000 (GBP), to all three of his daughters?  Watch this space.


  1. how many of us do not read the T&Cs!
    But if you do read and disagree what leverage do you have? ...precisely none if you wish to still download music, bit like a vote, a single vote, its pointless..

    Something to be said for the old way of, buy a CD, upload to PC, download to ipod.. otherwise your music taste dies with you!
    Its all in the nature of making money no wonder apple's so rich

  2. True Morig I can't recall ever having read an actual T&C on anything. In saying that I think I have only ever downloaded 1 album and a couple of shows for the grand kids. Think I'm going to stick to purchase and upload to add to my 15k tracks on the icloud

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