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Michelle Knight. Writer, photographer, programmer, truck driver and general, all round nut case. Life is a journey and that's what this blog will probably end up being. Let's see where we go, eh? ;-)

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Your Beauty Mark. All You Need to Get the Hair, Makeup, Glow, and Glam.
Dita von Teese
Progress: 208/256 pages

Rights after death

Many things about a will are straightforward.

 

It's easy to deal with the static things in our lives. The car, the camera gear, the precious book collection ... the collection of dodgy magazines under the mattress (ahem!) ...

 

But what about the rights to our books? Our babies? Our creations? They have an earning potential that will live on (in some countries at least) for seventy years after our passing, and have an on-going revenue generation ability.

 

Unlike the fruit of our loins, however, creative works will always be at the teat. They will likely need two generations to manage them before the tether is broken and they become one with society at large.

 

The question is ... who to pass them to, in order to make them continue to sing after I've left this mortal coil....