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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Oh.
    Well heck!
    Then the answer is no -- because it can be philosophically argued that no one ever owns anything!
    Hehe, that's one of the problems with philosophy, you can arrive at any answer if you have the right premise.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I am curious what people think about this question.
    "All our knowledge mearly helps us to die a more painful death than animals who know nothing." Maeterlinck

    "What is there to say, finally, except that pain is bad, and pleasure good, life all, dead nothing." Gore Vidal

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Hehe, that's one of the problems with philosophy, you can arrive at any answer if you have the right premise.
    Obviuosly a dead person cannot exercise any direct will or decision over the properties in question -- but that doesn't equate to an argument that he does not still legally own them.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?


    Yes, through your estate that you leave behind, until it is dispersed per your wishes or court ruling.




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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    I think you can retain intellectual property after you die. Like if you write a song or make a patent that material is yours for eternity. Your name and credit will go to you even after you die, but in your death you can't really chose what to do with it (like music companies publishing the music of dead artists to make money off their work).

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think you can retain intellectual property after you die. Like if you write a song or make a patent that material is yours for eternity. Your name and credit will go to you even after you die, but in your death you can't really chose what to do with it (like music companies publishing the music of dead artists to make money off their work).
    Similarly, royalties may be paid to the state of a dead person.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Obviuosly a dead person cannot exercise any direct will or decision over the properties in question -- but that doesn't equate to an argument that he does not still legally own them.
    But there is no more "he" after death. It is just a body.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    But there is no more "he" after death. It is just a body.
    Yes. I think the post you responded to addresses that.
    YOU are more than just your personal self - you are also a legal entity.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Even if "you" don't live anymore, your legacy still does. You legacy may have ownership of things (to some degree), which is sorta like you having ownership over it even in your death. We still refer to paintings done by dead painters as theirs, but we know they obviously don't belong to them.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Even if "you" don't live anymore, your legacy still does. You legacy may have ownership of things (to some degree), which is sorta like you having ownership over it even in your death. We still refer to paintings done by dead painters as theirs, but we know they obviously don't belong to them.
    I wasn't referring to the continuing of one's reputation or good name.

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