Bruce Willis' wife has claimed that reports that he is planning to sue Apple over the rights to his extensive online music collection are false.
Reports earlier today claimed that the legendary Die Hard star wants to take the computing giants to court because he can't leave his iTunes music to his daughters, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.
If he hands his music over to them they can't own it under Apple's current terms and conditions, only 'borrow' it, meaning that it is technically worthless after he dies.
Many users do not realise this, but once a file has been purchased from the iTunes store it can only be passed on to five other computers, and the right to play each track needs to be approved individually. Imagine going through a ten thousand song music collection and approving each track one-by-one! Nightmare!
However, Emma Heming, who married Willis in 2009, has taken to her Twitter account to deny the rumour that he's planning to make this a matter for the courts, saying that "It's not a true story."
Regardless of its validity, the story has raised some interesting debates. Fabio Torlini, vice president of cloud at hosting company Rackspace, said "As people put more of their digital treasures online, including music, photos, e-books and passwords to email accounts, thinking about how to pass them on to loved ones becomes more urgent."
And Chris Walton, an estate specialist at Irwin Mitchell, said that “Lots of people will be surprised on learning all those tracks and books they have bought over the years don’t actually belong to them."
“It’s only natural you would want to pass them on to a loved one.”
Maybe the whole thing is a prank by ol' Brucey? He recently showed his playful side on Late Show With David Letterman in a Twilight tinged Die Hard spoof.
As his iconic action hero character John McClane sobs and fails to say his catchphrase, “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf**ker!”, in the fake trailer, he says “I’m a little distracted lately, I lost some friends… Kristen and Rob, Bella and Edward – they broke up! They were supposed to be together forever, G*d d*mn*t!"
Bruce Willis dresses as some familiar faces!