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According to an article in the Daily Mail, the star of such films as Sin City and Pulp Fiction wants to leave his iTunes music collection to his daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallaluh when he passes away. The problem with that is according to those pesky terms and conditions nobody reads, you actually don't buy songs from iTunes, you licence them -- so you don't really own the music you're paying for on iTunes, and therefore can't leave it to anyone else in your will when you die.
Considering Apple's success rate in legal battles, including a recent $1 billion smackdown against Samsung, Willis is facing an uphill battle if he actually decides to take on the makers of iPods, iPhones and iMacs.
One option Willis may consider is trying to have his collection be put in the hands of a family trust -- think of it as a trust fund not for investments, but for the Willis family Rolling Stones collection. Another option would be to join ongoing legal battles taking place in five separate US states right now which involve downloaders trying to secure more rights to do what they want with the music they've purchased.