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Estate Planning for Web Pages and Blogs

If a person becomes incapacitated or dies, look for any Web pages or blogs that the person operated. As most people know, a blog is a personal or business Web page with posted news items, reviews, or personal comments about … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for Online and Electronic Financial Accounts

After obtaining access to a person’s e–mail accounts and U.S Mail deliveries, another important step in dealing with the person’s incapacity or death is to locate information about the person’s financial world. In the digital world, Intuit’s Quicken and Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for Domain Names

Registered domain names are the words, letters, or numbers that we use to refer to an Internet address, such as Google.com or Yahoo.com. An individual or business can register an available name with a domain name registrar for a fixed … Continue reading

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Study Finds Same Passwords Used on Multiple Online Accounts by Most People

While the results aren’t too surprising, BitDefender issued a press release on August 9, 2010, concluding that 75% of users that they studied had the same password for both their e–mail accounts and their social networking accounts (link). Although this … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for Video Games and Virtual Worlds

Family members and fiduciaries may not consider online video game accounts or accounts in virtual worlds to be valuable property, but they can be. With online video games, the time and effort involved in building a powerful character or accumulating … Continue reading

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What to Do With a Decedent’s Twitter Account

Previously, I wrote about the popularity of social networking sites and the importance of planning ahead for a person’s incapacity and death with these accounts (link). Recently (link), Twitter’s Help Center added a new page about how to handle a … Continue reading

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Deceased Author Stieg Larsson Sells 1 Million E-Books

As I’ve mentioned before, when dealing with a person’s incapacity or death, the family members and fiduciaries should consider the value of the person’s digital intellectual property, including digital publishing rights for authors. Last week, Amazon.com reported that deceased author … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Other Social Networking Accounts

Social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and similar sites enable individuals to communicate and interact easily. In a recent survey of U.S. adults who use social networking accounts, 28% use social networking site to promote themselves or … Continue reading

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Estate Planning and Digital Music

When dealing with a person’s incapacity or death, the family members and fiduciaries should consider the value of the person’s digital intellectual property. If the person was a musician, family members and fiduciaries should review music publishing contracts regarding digital … Continue reading

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Estate Planning and Digital Publishing Rights for Authors

When dealing with a person’s incapacity or death, the family members and fiduciaries should consider the value of the person’s digital intellectual property. If the person was an author, family members and fiduciaries should review book publishing contracts regarding digital … Continue reading

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