What will hubpages do with the bubs of a hubber who die?

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  1. jacobkuttyta profile image47
    jacobkuttytaposted 11 years ago

    Is it possible for the legal hires to get the possession of hubs and the earnings?

    1. jacobkuttyta profile image47
      jacobkuttytaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      sorry there is a spelling mistake "legal heirs"

      1. Denise Handlon profile image84
        Denise Handlonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I think there was also a misspell in the title and it reads 'bubs' of a hubber.  I actually didn't know if you meant "boobs" of a hubber and then realized, no, he really means "hubs"    lol     Sorry...I know you are trying to be serious here.   hee hee.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      This is a grey area.  There was an extensive discussion on the forums some time ago, and I think the answer was that the Hubs, Adsense account etc are all owned by the Hubber, and if he/she dies, all entitlements cease.

      I know we had one (much-loved) Hubber who died not so long ago, and his Hubs have all been removed. 

      One problem is that while HubPages is in the US, Hubbers come from all over the world, so it would be hard for them to try to manage inheriting Hubs in a way that suits everyone.   

      In practice, what I've done is keep a record of all my passwords etc in a safe place, so my heirs could simply take over the accounts and keep collecting the money.  It's probably not strictly legal, but as I'm not liable to pay any tax on the earnings under my own country's laws, it's not likely ever to be discovered.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Marissa, do you refer to http://earnestshub.hubpages.com/

        Although Earnest left us, the account is very much alive.

        1. jacobkuttyta profile image47
          jacobkuttytaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I just noticed that Earnest got an accolades from hubpages two weeks ago.
          He completed 4 years with hubpages.

      2. Thelma Alberts profile image90
        Thelma Albertsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        This is a good question. I´m interesting to know what will happen then. Marisa, keeping a record of all your passwords and etc  in a safe place  is a good idea. I would like to know what  Hubpages says about it.

  2. WriteAngled profile image74
    WriteAngledposted 11 years ago

    The question probably will lose relevance as HP applies the ZZZ and censors all those hubs out of the search engines.

    1. Horatio Plot profile image76
      Horatio Plotposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Lol. That would be dead Hubbers as well as dead Hubs then. They could always just put a ZZZ next to their avatar on the profile page. Or "pending" if there was any chance of a recovery.

  3. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 11 years ago

    If you worked with an attorney and made all the right plans and left very specific stipulations in your will, it would be possible for another person to take over your Hubs in the event of your death.

    1. Novel Treasure profile image88
      Novel Treasureposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There is a lot of push for people to have a will for not just their physical possessions but for their online content as well. I'm not sure of Hubpages policy, but it is certainly something to consider when you design your will. Make sure to designate an heir to your online portfolio (including blogs, articles, websites, etc...)

    2. cryptid profile image95
      cryptidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      This, and I don't see why not.  I don't make a killing here, but I do okay so far.  If I wrote a book (or pretty much anything else) that received royalties my wife would get them when I died.  Why shouldn't she inherit  the earning from my online content? It seems logical that this is legally possible, as long as it's spelled out correctly.

  4. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 11 years ago

    Hilarious!  A Hubber's two-for-one!  I wanted so much to tell my last boss, "I'm calling in dead."  But I retired before I could do it.  Zzz=Rest in Writing Peace.

  5. Reality Bytes profile image76
    Reality Bytesposted 11 years ago

    I am attempting to build a passive income for the purpose of leaving my grandson at least a small income, hopefully for many years to come.   My plan is to have him create his own Adsense account when he turns eighteen.  Once I am prepared to hand my work over to him, he would just have to change the Adsense code to his own.  I do not see any legal difficulties in implementing this plan.

    1. JakeFrost profile image61
      JakeFrostposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It doesn't sound at all illegal, you are simply juts passing the account to him. Even if it was a legal difficulty, would anyone actually find out. By no it sounds perfectly okay to me.

      I would love to be able to do something like that but I am still on the mere <$0.03 a day. Still only two months old though so hopefully I will pick up!

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, it does sound a little illegal.  HP ads will still pay him, as will Amazon and any other future possible programs.  If Reality is dead, it will pay his estate until someone notifies them of that - fat chance that will happen unless the legal ownership (and tax requirements) can be transferred.  Somewhere down the line a 1099 will hit the IRS for a dead man and it will hit the fan when that happens.

        I wonder, though, if his grandson could enter the various sites, via his password, and change all personal information to his own.  ie SS number, address, bank account, etc.  Or start new accounts at all the affiliates and just change HP information.  At that point Uncle Sam is happy as a real live person has the tax liability and I don't see why anyone else would care anyway.

        1. Reality Bytes profile image76
          Reality Bytesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          This is the exact plan, the same thing I would do if I wanted to sell the "Reality Bytes" account all together.  Just input my grandsons affiliate IDs and personal info and he is off and running!

          1. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            And that's my tentative plan as well.  I'm not sure it is possible - it would seem like a good idea for HP and the rest to prevent suddenly changing all personal information as a theft prevention matter.

            If you suddenly change name, address, SS, password, etc. I would hope it would throw up a red flag that someone would look at and question.  If it's legit I don't know why they would care, but you never know.  There could be legal ramifications for HP that I'm not aware of.

            1. Reality Bytes profile image76
              Reality Bytesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              In the online gaming industry, many individuals create accounts, build them up, and sell them.  A message to HP would probably be polite, but I do not think it would be necessary.  It is also possible to sell your account, it would work the same way.

  6. Len Cannon profile image89
    Len Cannonposted 11 years ago

    If anyone wants to leave me their Hubs in their will, I will accept them. So keep that in mind.


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