Let me cut to the chase.  I have no idea what it means.  It sounds completely unenforceable and a violation of the rights of Facebook, Twitter -- any social media site; the idea that the photos that you and I upload are assets that we own and can bequeath to another person upon our death.  I mean, I get it -- the feels -- but really?  Most sites that accept uploads qualify, in their terms of use, that uploads become the property of said media entity.

WLNS-TV reports Governor Snyder signed a bill that does just that.  But I question how the government can force any media entity to treat your uploads like your own personal property when you (and I) are using their service and server space.  What if their business folds?  Normally they would shut everything down.  Can they not do that now?

Or, what if someone uploads a photo that would normally be against the media outlet's terms of use.  Can the media outlet not remove it?  Heck -- does Facebook now have no control over who uses their platform because once someone signs up, their account is considered personal property.

The WLNS article doesn't offer any explanation on how exactly this new law is supposed to work, but, it feels to me like a government overstep.

Personally, although I thought it was weird and kind of creepy at first, I now think the way Facebook handles accounts of deceased members is decent -- creating an online memorial.  Nice.

Oh, and what if a person fails to bequeath their property -- do the kids go to probate court to battle who gets mom or dad's Facebook account?  Lol.  Seriously...