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E-Mail Accounts Are the First Step in Finding Digital Property

When family members and fiduciaries1 are looking for a person’s digital property, e–mail accounts are a great place to start. E–mail accounts often hold information about other Internet accounts the person has, and gaining access to a person’s primary e–mail … Continue reading

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What is Digital Property?

For us to discuss estate planning for digital property, we first need to define digital property. Digital property includes data, Internet accounts, and other rights in the digital world, including contractual rights and intellectual property rights. Data are the files … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to Digital Passing—a blog covering the intersection between estate planning (planning for a person’s incapacity and death) and the digital world (passwords, online accounts, intellectual property, and other digital property). The purpose of this blog is to introduce family … Continue reading

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