The article tackles the issue of digital contents’ regulation after the death of their owner, startingfrom the scope and content of «digital succession». It continues with the task of determiningthe regulatory framework concerning the devolution of both economic assets and personal orfamily memories stored on the Internet, under Italian Law of Succession and EU Regulationn. 650/2012 on European Certificate of Succession. Once considered the US «Revised UniformFiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act», the contribution also debates the development of newdigital instruments and records, other than will and testament, formed by using online tools(such as Facebook «Legacy Contact»). In the conclusion, the article sheds light on the peculiarmixture of economic and personal interests and the strong interaction between laws ofsuccession, contract law, data protection law and rights of personality in this subject. Hence,it suggests the possibility to recognize the role of boundary to European and national laws ofsuccession in opposition to terms and conditions of digital service agreements.
|Numero di pagine||38|
|Rivista||Osservatorio del Diritto Civile e Commerciale|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2018|
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