Finally, Neale originally asked "Who owns my mp3s when I die?". Even assuming that (1) you obtained your MP3s in violation of copyright law, and (2) you transferred them to your heirs in violation of copyright law, your heirs would still "own" the mp3s until the copyright owner (RIAA) brought suit, won, and convinced a court to impound your harddrive. (RIAA would also need to bring this suit within a few years of your death.) All in all, this seems pretty unlikely to me.(Thanks Tzar)
So the short answer is, "Your heirs will probably own your mp3 collection."
Monday, January 16, 2006
The ultimate question for all you music lovers and mp3 freaks. Who owns your mp3s when you die? The following is one answer. From Ask MetaFilter:
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 3:58 PM
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Singapore License.