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Web 2.0: Nothing Changes... but Everything is Different

Communications & Strategies, No. 65, p. 91, 2007

13 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2007  

Eric Barbry

Cabinet Alain Bensoussan

Abstract

For some, Web 2.0 is a simple evolution of the current web; for others, Web 2.0 is a real revolution. Web 2.0 is, in fact, a revolutionary evolution. Technically speaking, Web 2.0 is a simple evolution because it is not a technical breakthrough, as it is essentially based on an aggregation of existing technologies. However, the impact of Web 2.0 is such that it can actually be described as an evolution that will shake our sociological, economic and legal bases. This paper addresses the legal aspects of Web 2.0 and tries to explain that while Web 2.0 is not a lawless domain, it is highly likely to create a legal tsunami.

Keywords: Web 2.0, regulation, law, case law, blogs, liability, intellectual property, personal data, knowledge management, collaborative space and employment law

JEL Classification: K21, K23, K29, L96, L32, O33, C10, C23, C51, M50

Suggested Citation

Barbry, Eric, Web 2.0: Nothing Changes... but Everything is Different. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1009136

Eric Barbry (Contact Author)

Cabinet Alain Bensoussan ( email )

France

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