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2Bdecided
post Sep 3 2012, 13:22
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http://news.sky.com/story/980139/bruce-wil...tunes-downloads

I wonder where HA regulars' sympathies lie in this case?

I guess Bruce could easily afford to buy copies of all his music for his kids right now if he wanted, and it would be cheaper than the lawyer's fees for this case - so I wonder who is sponsoring this, or what's really made him bring it?

In an all virtual world, do we have+leave an inheritance? Would you pay more to do so? Do you think Apple and the record companies are being unfair? Or do you think people are stupid for believing they've bought a perpetual transferable right when they haven't?

My kids prefer Spotify and YouTube anyway, so wouldn't see the point of "buying" something virtual. Though they all know how to use a record player. smile.gif

Cheers,
David.

P.S. I'd never thought about this before, because I buy CDs wink.gif . I'm almost certainly in breach of the law, because I already let anyone in the house have a physical or virtual copy of them - and that's before I'm dead. When I'm dead, I think my family will think there's far too much physical media to deal with - and they'd probably think the same if it was all virtual (though it would be easier to dump).

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post Oct 6 2012, 00:51
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(In the USA):

If iTunes downloads become officially personal property, and thus transferable upon my death, they'll need to be inventoried and assessed during probate.

Considering the RIAA appears to have set civil precedent that a track is worth upwards of $10,000 I will bankrupt my family through estate taxes.

No thanks! wink.gif


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post Oct 6 2012, 18:25
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QUOTE (Soap @ Oct 6 2012, 01:51) *
If iTunes downloads become officially personal property, and thus transferable upon my death, they'll need to be inventoried and assessed during probate.
Considering the RIAA appears to have set civil precedent that a track is worth upwards of $10,000 I will bankrupt my family through estate taxes.


This is the most brilliant deduction I have ever read on this worn out subject.
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- 2Bdecided   iTunes Downloads aren't transferable   Sep 3 2012, 13:22
- - db1989   I think itís basic sense that the customer should ...   Sep 3 2012, 14:20
- - Engelsstaub   The fact that a song/album downloaded from iTunes ...   Sep 3 2012, 14:55
- - Porcus   Recall the Eminem case: http://www.techdirt.com/ar...   Sep 3 2012, 15:11
- - 2Bdecided   It makes sense to be able to sell something on - t...   Sep 3 2012, 16:13
- - greynol   Did Bruce consult with Clint Eastwood and John Voi...   Sep 3 2012, 16:47
- - jayess   To clear up some of the confusion: "Part of ...   Sep 3 2012, 17:54
- - Kohlrabi   I question whether it is a good idea to base a cas...   Sep 3 2012, 18:37
- - smok3   i fear for apple if Chuck Norris joins in. ...Bla...   Sep 3 2012, 19:26
- - onkl   I guess this is a problem that 's going to van...   Sep 4 2012, 00:23
- - nastea   I don't know... I want to own my music. The bi...   Sep 4 2012, 00:52
- - Satellite_6   CD's!!!!!!!!...   Sep 4 2012, 02:37
- - RobertoDomenico   Bruce Willi's's wife on TWITTER said the s...   Sep 4 2012, 05:40
- - DigitalDictator   CD's are obsolete IMO. Where the heck are you ...   Sep 4 2012, 14:30
|- - jayess   QUOTE (DigitalDictator @ Sep 4 2012, 08:3...   Sep 4 2012, 14:38
||- - DigitalDictator   QUOTE (jayess @ Sep 4 2012, 15:38) QUOTE ...   Sep 4 2012, 15:55
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (DigitalDictator @ Sep 4 2012, 15:3...   Sep 4 2012, 16:12
|- - DigitalDictator   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Sep 4 2012, 17:12) QUOT...   Oct 6 2012, 17:37
- - jayess   Meanwhile in other Itunes news, what is the FBI do...   Sep 4 2012, 15:43
- - 2Bdecided   The same battle is now being fought elsewhere... ...   Oct 5 2012, 17:29
- - eahm   The other big question is: why people like Willis ...   Oct 5 2012, 17:49
- - simonh   It is amazing that these music industry people see...   Oct 5 2012, 20:34
- - yourlord   Most of the music in my Library is sourced from CD...   Oct 5 2012, 21:46
- - Wombat   This is not exactly related to download services o...   Oct 5 2012, 22:57
- - ron spencer   Why is this a problem...if you have no drm on your...   Oct 6 2012, 00:38
- - Soap   (In the USA): If iTunes downloads become official...   Oct 6 2012, 00:51
- - Debby747   QUOTE (Soap @ Oct 6 2012, 01:51) If iTune...   Oct 6 2012, 18:25


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