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Digital Locksmiths Can Help Access a Loved One's Important Assets

Digital Locksmiths Can Help Access a Loved One’s Important Assets

It happens. Computers left behind by a loved one become locked boxes. Accounts become frozen. Treasured digital assets are lost. Now a new service is available that helps survivors unlock digital content. Digital Estate Services (http://www.digitalestateservices.com) is here to help. Their service can help unlock local files, recover user names and passwords for online accounts, […]

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Jeremy Toeman on the Importance of Online Assets

Jeremy Toeman on the Importance of Online Assets

Jeremy Toeman is the founder of Legacy Locker, one of the many services that help people deal with the issues of digital death and afterlife.  Recently he spoke to a group of estate planners about the issue.  I’m pleased to hear that the legal community is starting to explore this issue.  It’s a good first […]

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Digital Execution for the Living

Digital Execution for the Living

Do lifetime Internet bans on individuals (as part of a sentence for breaking the law) amounts to “digital death”? Check out this interesting article by Andrew Moshirnia at Citizens Media Law Project about how the court is using bans as part of sentencing. We’ve been talking about digital death (and afterlife) in context of the […]

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The artifacts of social interaction

The artifacts of social interaction

In the physical world, interactions between people are remembered. Sometimes the interaction leaves behind physical artifacts. Letters are frequently treasured objects – remembrances of love, loss, and revolution. Photos of people long gone often become family heirlooms. That fact that interactions help form our self identity and our bonds to other people reminds us that […]

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A legal perspective

A legal perspective

A recent article from Law Vibe provided some advice regarding the legal considerations for digital estate planning. The article recognized the law’s lack of precedence for digital assets and provided some insight about different types of online content like email, blogs and social networking profiles. As we’ve discussed before, there are two issues at play: […]

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Legal Insight from the Times

Legal Insight from the Times

The New York Times ran an article on May 20th with some good legal insight into the issues surrounding death online. We’ve talked about the need for a “digital executor” before, but Patricia H. Char, a lawyer with K&L Gates in Seattle, warns that isn’t enough. Without a durable power of attorney document your executor […]

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Digital Death Survival Guide

Digital Death Survival Guide

We’ve put together a guide to help you get your digital life in order in preparation for your death. It walks you through the general process that we recommend. List your assets Define your wishes Choose someone to execute your wishes And provide access and control to that person. Download our digital-death-survival-guide, and get your […]

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Blog bequeathed to friend

Lisa, the blogger at clusterfook.com, recently died of ovarian cancer. She blogged about the disease and dying of it. Rest n peace Lisa. Her blog was important to her so she decided that she would hand it over to her friend, Secondhand Carl. She made arrangements. Gave him access to the admin. Now he runs […]

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Protect Your Domain Names

How many domain names do you have registered? I can think of at least five between mine and others I manage. If you were to pass before the registration expired, who would renew them? Remember that domain names aren’t property and you can’t really put them in your will. As I see it, and I’m […]

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