DIG­I­TAL ES­TATE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Front Page -

What be­comes of on­line as­sets af­ter death.

IF YOU are proud of your book col­lec­tion, your retro vinyl or DVD se­ries, you would ex­pect to be able to pass them on to your next of kin.

But what hap­pens to our dig­i­tal col­lec­tions af­ter we die?

The dig­i­tal af­ter­life is some­thing that many of us are only learn­ing about when we are faced with the task of man­ag­ing one of our loved ones’ com­put­ers when they die.

From so­cial me­dia me­mo­rial pages to on­line fu­neral plan­ning, we are learn­ing how to take care of our loved ones’ dig­i­tal be­ings af­ter death.

Have you con­sid­ered what will hap­pen to your own on­line iden­tity af­ter you die?

And what might hap­pen to your dig­i­tal downloads, paid for and col­lected on your

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