Selected Papers of The Jurist (法学家), Volume 3
Renmin Chinese Law Review: Selected Papers of The Jurist
Edited by Jichun Shi
Chapter 10: The theory of and legislation regarding virtual property inheritance
Mei Xiaying and Xu Ke
The inheritance of virtual property has become an unavoidable issue for the amendment of China’s Law of Succession. Due to the legislative requirements of clarity in concept, operability in rules and completeness in system, virtual property should be incarnated by virtual access and virtual asset which shall serve as the preconditions for the gradual establishment of the property attributes of virtual property, the elimination of restrictions on virtual property inheritances because of user agreement, and resolutions to the potential conflicts between virtual property inheritance and user privacy. Therefore, a virtual property inheritance system can be designed to suit China’s current laws and new relationships resulting from network society.
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