In a world where more and more of us are increasingly engaging in internet services and organising our lives in a digital format, most of us may not have considered what will happen when we die.
What is a digital asset?
Unsurprisingly, the term ‘digital asset’ has no precise legal definition. It has been the subject of legal argument but, for the lay person, it can usefully be described as including the following:
- Internet accounts including emails;
- Photographs or videos stored online;
- Social media accounts;
- Music libraries; and
- Virtual currencies, amongst other things.
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