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Review of Reviews: “The Social Afterlife,” 33 Harv. J.L. & Tech. (forthcoming 2020)

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

In his article that draws from many areas of the law and the public policy concerns supporting each of them, Professor Andrew Gilden hones in on the shortcomings in the legal regime that governs the succession of social media and other digital assets. The article doesn’t focus on “ownership” but instead the “stewardship” of these assets—a concept in itself worth reflecting on as planners. The article has three parts: (1) a summary of existing stewardship principles; (2) Prof. Gilden’s new

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