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Regulations in regard to inheriting profile which are included on Facebook in the context of Polish law

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digital content   social networks   Facebook   inheriting   profile   last will   specific bequest   donation mortis causa   death of user   memorialized account   legacy contact   deleting account   applicable law   click-wrap


Based on increasing popularity of social networking services, the author of the present article points out the revealing need of regulating the situation of digital content after the death of its owner. In her paper, while defining digital content, the author points to a possibility of inheriting content connected with an account on Facebook, and also discusses the matter of the law applicable to issues between the users and the service provider. The author’s objective is mainly analysis of solutions proposed by Facebook in case of death of a user, in the context of Polish regulations of succession law.

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journal   czasopismo online   czasopisma (wydawnictwa ciągłe)


ISSN 2082-100X




Prawo Mediów Elektronicznych, ISSN 2082-100X. 2018, 3 s. 24-32

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