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Digital Life After Death

Discussion on the concept of a digital asset and what happens to these assets when the owner dies.
John Connor, Texas Tech University

Connor, John, Digital Life after Death: The Issue of Planning for a Person’s Digital Assets after Death (December 1, 2010). Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2011-02. Available at SSRN: or

Although John Connor wrote this research paper in 2010 while still a student at Texas Tech University of Law, his insights into aspects of intangible property and ownership, options for estate planners, and issues of privacy are quite forward thinking.  It's likely that Professor Gerry W. Beyer incluenced Mr. Connor's depth of knowledge and perspective.

One of the major problems facing estate planners in regards to digital assets is that because estate planners do not know what to do, they are not properly preparing their clients for what will happen to the client's digital assets after their death. ~John Connor