Action movie legend Bruce Willis is apparently eyeing up a legal battle in order to guarantee that he can pass his massive iTunes library onto his children when he dies.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Willis is concerned about the fact that upon his death his entire music collection will revert to Apple ownership. As a result, he's taking some major steps to ensure that his tunes instead pass directly to his three daughters.

So far, he's been looking into "family trusts" which act as legal holders of the downloaded music. But the Mail also reports that he's prepared to take Apple to court over the issue. Speaking to the Mail, lawyer Chirs Walton explained:

"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. The law will catch up, but ideally Apple and the like will update their policies and work out the best solution for their customers."

While the idea of Willis battling Apple in order to hand over his MP3s to his daughters sounds a little absurd, it could well set a precedent which shapes the future of digital rights. In the meantime, though, let's watch Willis singing Under The Boardwalk, which must be top of the list of songs he wants to keep in the family. [Daily Mail via Guardian]