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The new frontier of social media property rights

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By John Simpson

When Donald Trump was formally inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017, it was the first time in history that a presidential Twitter account changed hands. The @POTUS account and its 11 million followers will be transferred from the 44th POTUS to the 45th POTUS. All of President Obama’s tweets will migrate to a new account with the handle @POTUS44. Similar arrangements have been made for other presidential social media accounts.

Fingers are crossed that this unprecedented transfer of digital real estate goes smoothly. But assigning (or for...