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The Mighty “I” in iTunes

By Pamela Schwartz

So you’ve kicked the bucket; this is unfortunate not only because you’re dead but because it would sure be a shame to let your stellar iTunes collection go to waste. Would it have been possible to bequeath your digital library to your grieving friends and family?

As this article in the Wall Street Journal pointed out, some of your digital treasures could be passed on by your starting a trust or storing your password for your loved ones. But when it comes to iTunes, when you’re dead, so is your collection.  This is because of the iTunes user terms of service, which makes the trust or password-sharing illegal.

We’re here to tell you why, and what could be done about it in the future.

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