Advice for drafting a legal will to release my IP into the public domain
January 7, 2014 6:08 PM Subscribe
I want to create a legal document declaring in robust legalese that all of my intellectual property (except works specifically noted) shall enter the public domain upon my death and a website to host (or link to p2p copies of) archives of those works. I want the legal documents to make it easy for other people to use or adapt for themselves and ideally for the site to act as a host or tracker for them to post to. I'm seeking legal and technical advice as well as general input in order to make this happen.
posted by metaphorever to Law & Government (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This will be my first time drafting a will in general so any advice for non-IP related stuff is fine too but those resources are easier to find so don't go overboard. What kind of lawyer should I find IP, estate, something else? What kind of costs can I expect (ballpark)? Technical suggestions for hosting, website, etc. bittorrent tracker? Caveats and things to watch our for? Anything else that I'm missing?