It's a small but significant legal take-back from the publishing/media industry's one-sided licensing model.
Nate Hoffelder over at The Digital Reader reports as follows:
Delaware Passes Law Which Makes eBooks and Other Digital Content Inheritable
19 August, 2014 - Nate Hoffelder
Do you know that clause in the TOS for the Kindle Store and many other digital content stores which says that the content is licensed to you and is nontransferable?
The state of Delaware just negated that clause (in part).
Last week Governor Jack Markell signed House Bill (HB) 345, “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts Act”, giving heirs and the executors to estates the same rights over digital content which they would have over physical property. ...
Read the rest of the article here
A small manifestation of legal sanity. One state at a time. One step at a time.
Looks like it's finally starting to happen. (Fingers crossed.)