Never Mind the Jewelry, Who Gets the JPEGs?

PLANNING YOUR ESTATE IN A DIGITAL AGE Paul Hyl WHEN JUSTIN ELLSWORTH, A 20-YEAR-OLD MARINE, was killed in Iraq several years ago, his parents wanted access to his Yahoo email account to see perhaps the last words written by their only son. But the company refused to grant such access, based on its “terms of service” agreement, which provides that accounts are nontransferable and terminate at death. The Ellsworth family took Yahoo to court and a California probate judge eventually ordered Yah[...]
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