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Postmortem Life On-Line

5 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2012  

Naomi Cahn

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: July 1, 2011


This article briefly explores the status of online assets once the owner becomes incapacitated or dies. It provides practical suggestions on how to marshal assets and ensure that they are appropriately handled, while also addressing some of the underlying theoretical issues involved in the relationship between online life and death.

Keywords: on-line assets, online assets, digital assets, estate planning, on-line life, wills, property, postmortem, death

JEL Classification: K11

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Cahn, Naomi, Postmortem Life On-Line (July 1, 2011). Probate & Property, Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 36, 2011; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-25; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-25. Available at SSRN:

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