Digital Inheritance in the Netherlands
Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML) 6/2017, pp. 256-260.
9 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2017
Date Written: December 8, 2017
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
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