What happens to your creative & intellectual property when you die? This make gets you thinking about your body of creative, educational, and/or scientific work.
In your country, what happens to your work when you die?
What steps can you take to ensure its posterity?
How would you want it shared and who would you want to own it?

For context, read:
Free Culture Trust: http://questioncopyright.org/free_culture_thing
Free Culture Thing Google Group: https://groups.google.com/group/freeculturething

Tackle the following tasks, or create your own to add to this toolkit!


Task 1: Create an Infographic mapping what happens to your IP when you die in your country (eg. does it get passed onto your heirs under all rights reserved (c) for another 70 years?)
Free infographic creation tools:
http://mashe.hawksey.info/2013/02/twitter-archive-tagsv5/ (archive and visualise tweets using google spreadsheet)

Your IP infographics by country
United Kingdom
Add link to your infographic here…
Name your country…
Add link to your infographic here…

Task 2: List of places on the web where you can preserve your IP for cultural posterity while living.
http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/info/faq – for websites (including blogs, personal sites)
Add link to archive/repository/platform here…

Task: Existing resources/kits that help you with digital and/or personal archiving

Click to access NDIIP_PA_poster.pdf


Click to access PADKit_v1.pdf


Task 5: Checklist for what you need to do or think about to preserve your stuff!
Take an intro quiz to learn more about the differences of physical vs digital archiving: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/personalarchiving/quiz/
digital versus physical assets, eg. itunes library is licensed to you while living, you don’t own after death

Task : Tools to help you archive your digital assets while living.
http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/personalarchiving/ – Library of Congress’ tips for archiving your digital materials
ThinkUp – https://www.thinkup.com/join/ – for archiving social media
http://webcurator.sourceforge.net/ (open source tool developed by the British Library)

Task: Create a website/mock-up for the toolkit
prototype: https://janepark.makes.org/thimble/digital-selfpreservation-toolkit-
collaboration link: https://thimble.webmaker.org/en-US/project/22912/edit

Task 3: Create a will for your body of creative work. What license (or Public Domain tool) would you choose for it? Who would you leave it to?
Do you know of sample wills that addresses this issue?
Add link to it here…

Your IP wills – make it up!
Example: John Doe’s IP will: “Upon my death: I dedicate all of my emoji icons to the public domain using the CC0 PD dedication tool. All of my wedding photos become property of my wife licensed under a CC BY license. Etc.”
Add your will or a link to your will here…

Task 4: IP donor sticker or badge. Some of us have organ donor stickers on our driver’s licenses; what would an IP donor sticker look like? What about the form question asking people about it?
Free badge/graphic creation tools

Legal PD dedication tools and open licenses to integrate into any stickers/badges

Your IP donor stickers and badges
Example: Public Domain Donor sticker: http://ni9e.com/public_domain_donor.php
How to add backend code for this? eg. like for CC licenses https://creativecommons.org/choose/
Where would the badge link? to body of IP work you are releasing? to the results of the form below? to a statement that links to CC0?
Try http://achievery.com/ to see if it fits some of our needs

Task : Create a form for the IP donor badge
Can Archive.org be the repository for documentation of IP donations? Who is the keeper of this information?
Form fields:
Donate Everything or Donate Specific IP
URLs of specific IP
Concept form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZonsDdXZ8OJlPpt2u1cIzAplt2NAHD4KppYGZETo3JI/viewform
How can we tie this to https://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/ ?
Maybe tweak language to reflect “upon death” i will donate work to PD — and legally that will work via CC0 tool? http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
need to account for differences in data/database rights in some jurisdictions, or add clause excluding database content
maybe specify http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/ for data/databases
need to account for estate taxes/laws that may vary by jurisdiction. maybe just start with US? estate would apply only if you’re making money off the IP

How does the organ donor sticker work legally? Can we fashion the process after that? What are some other similar processes we can use?

Add a new component for the toolkit here…