Media and Communications

Lawyers working in the print, broadcast, online, and telecommunications industries must keep up to date with cutting edge issues in defamation, privacy, commercial speech, freedom of information, data collection and use, FCC regulation, and First Amendment law.


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Digital Asset Planning for Minors

Trusts & Estates

Digital Asset Planning for Minors

In 2018, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice considered whether the parents of a 15-year-old girl who had been killed by a train could access her Facebook account. Her parents wanted to determine whether their daughter’s death was accidental or suicidal for legal and personal reasons. Although Facebook opposed access, claiming it needed to protect the account, the court decided that the parents could inherit their daughter’s social media accounts just as they could inherit physical property.