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Review of Reviews: “IP, R.I.P.,” 95 Wash. U. L. Rev. 639 (2017)

Andrew Gilden, assistant professor of law, Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.

Trusts and estates law has a rich archive of legal history and scholarly analyses with regard to property rights that’s largely evolved with the concerns and priorities of today’s heirs. When wills and trusts fall short of meeting the emotional and practical needs of beneficiaries, there are often remedies in law that can embrace the intent of the decedent yet adjust for the compelling situations of heirs. When the decedent’s property is a body of artistic work, however,


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