The Interplay of Web Aggregation and Regulations (LawTech)

8 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2003  

Hongwei (Harry) Zhu

University of Massachusetts Lowell; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Old Dominion University

Stuart Madnick

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Michael Siegel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Date Written: November 2002

Abstract

The development of web technology has led to the emergence of web aggregation, a service that collects existing web data and turns them into more useful information. We review the development of both comparison and relationship aggregation and discuss their impacts on various stakeholders. The aggregator's capability of transparently extracting web data has raised challenging issues in database and privacy protection. Consequently, new regulations are introduced or being proposed. We analyze the interactions between aggregation and related policies and provide our insights about the implications of new policies on the development of web aggregation.

Keywords: International IP Law, Privacy Law, Web Aggregation

Suggested Citation

Zhu, Hongwei (Harry) and Madnick, Stuart and Siegel, Michael, The Interplay of Web Aggregation and Regulations (LawTech) (November 2002). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4397-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=365061 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.365061

Hongwei Zhu

Old Dominion University ( email )

Norfolk, VA 23529
United States
757-683-5175 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.odu.edu/~hzhu

University of Massachusetts Lowell ( email )

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Lowell, MA 01854
United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

HOME PAGE: http://web.mit.edu/~mrzhu

Stuart E. Madnick (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

E53-321
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
617-253-6671 (Phone)
617-253-3321 (Fax)

Michael Siegel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

E53-323
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
617-253-2937 (Phone)
617-258-7579 (Fax)

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