Monday, October 24, 2011
Scott R. Zucker (attorney, Fairfax, Virginia) recently posted a blog on his Wills and Estate Planning Blog entitled Digital Estate Planning: Is the U.K. Ahead of the U.S.? In his blog, Zucker discusses how a study released by the Centre for Creative and Social Technology (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London, appears to illustrate that the British are more aware of and concerned with passing on digital assets than Americans are.
Zucker also addresses why the passage of digital assets appears to be more complex in the U.S. than in Britain, with at least thirty-nine online firms vying for the opportunity to provide digital death and afterlife services to Americans.
Zucker also poses several thought provoking questions regarding digital property and the potential laws, concerns, and legal questions that may dictate how an individual can bequeath these assets.
See Scott R. Zucker (attorney, Fairfax, Virginia) Digital Estate Planning: Is the U.K. Ahead of the U.S.?, The Zucker Law Firm PLLC: Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning, Oct. 21, 2011.