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Who Gets Your Digital Stuff When You Die?

CemetaryMusic, movies, books and photos are all examples of things that we used to own physically but are now in digital form. Unlike the tangible items like CDs, DVDs or books, the digital versions of these items are licensed to an individual rather than owned. In addition, when these are purchased through one of the many services, the rights that go along with it prohibit the digital files from being transferred other individuals. This has huge implications if you or a family member dies because technically the licenses of the digital media prevent them from being transferred even to another family member. This is why digital inheritance laws are needed in today’s world and Delaware has finally enacted the first in the US. Continue reading