Friday, July 03, 2009

When You Die Who Will Own Your Machinima?

The ridiculous title of this post stems from an article by C. Doctorow at The Guardian on encryption, passwords, data, and death.

All the video you uploaded, all the posts you made, your entire digital presence:

Who controls it when you are gone?

Will it simply reside on some hard drive, or on some dusty backup tape forever?

Do your loved ones have access to it?

Can they legally retrieve it, delete it, modify it?


Overman said...

It's an interesting issue I'd given no thought to but am now.

Funny comment over on Cory's article by a reader: "I'm going with the solution of living a life so boring that none of my data is worth encrypting." LOL

bllius said...

Lol. If you live in the 21st century and leave no digital trace, then do you really exist?

Kate Fosk and Michael R. Joyce said...

Seems like this is also an issue for virtual worlds.

Zachariah said...

you can't OWN machinima maaaaaan, it like , belongs to everyoooone.


bllius said...

Lol, send me your pw then ;)