The following ran in the Sept. 18, 2012, edition of USA Today. Law professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen provided expertise for this story.
September 19, 2012
By Roger Yu
Score one for dead trees.
Printed books and CDs might have the edge over their digital counterparts at one inevitable point of our lives: death.
Physical media -- music, books, movies -- usually can be passed on to heirs without overly burdensome legal complications. But when it comes to digital files, the legal landscape remains murky and has failed to keep up with the rapid pace of technological advancements, analysts say.