Web 2.0: Nothing Changes... but Everything is Different
Communications & Strategies, No. 65, p. 91, 2007
13 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2007
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
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