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Digital Inheritance in the Netherlands

Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML) 6/2017, pp. 256-260.

9 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2017  

Anna Berlee

Utrecht University - Faculty of Law; Maastricht University, Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 8, 2017

Abstract

Our accumulation of assets is increasingly digital. What happens to these digital assets upon our death? In this Country Report, the topic of a digital inheritance is discussed in the context of Dutch law. It includes general rules on succession and their application to digital assets, which includes a brief exploration of contracts for digital services, the issue of non-transferable (IP) licenses and legatees and the application of data protection law and privacy rights after death.

Keywords: Succession, Property Law, Digital Assets, Digital Service, Licenses, Intellectual Property, Inheritance

Suggested Citation

Berlee, Anna, Digital Inheritance in the Netherlands (December 8, 2017). Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML) 6/2017, pp. 256-260. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3082802

Anna Berlee (Contact Author)

Utrecht University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Janskerkhof 12
Utrecht, 3512 BL
Netherlands

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law ( email )

Maastricht
Netherlands

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