Inheriting Your Websites Eventually?
Who is going to inherit your creative work?
This question came up for my husband Kelly and me this week. A friend who is about our age (70s) was over for dinner and then we showed her a 40-minute film called Nowsreal that he had collaborated on back in the sixties. It's about the San Francisco Diggers. (If you google the title, it can be found and watched on the archival Diggers website.)
Anyway, the next day Kelly and I talked about it and about the other creative works we've made. Our wills leave them to his daughter but she isn't really into making websites though she could remember to renew the domain names, I think.
We have some websites that really don't matter but we have several that a lot of work has gone into AND they are valuable both for the content and for their incomes. Of the various videos that Kelly has made, there are a couple more worth preserving going forward -- one historical program about a trip he made to then-Soviet Union in the 80s and one on training llamas. He's got some how-to books on natural building out as paperbacks and kindles, and I have a series of cozy mysteries and my memoirs in those formats too. All these are in our LLC.
So this is to set the stage for the question I began with. What have you done, what should you do, with your creative works? Hey, it could also be art... But as life goes on, this matter will come up for all of us.
Some of you are lucky to have family members to take them over, people who would have a clue what to do with them. But otherwise, what?