Legal Issues of Web 2.0


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Presentation to BarCamp Bradford on 14 November 2009. Discusses the following issues: title to user generated content; liability for user generated content; privacy; dispute resolution. Introduction to LawCamp blog, twitter account and LawCamp unconferencs

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Legal Issues of Web 2.0

  1. 1. WEB 2.0 AND THE LAW<br />Jane Lambert<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Set out the Background<br />Introducethe Issues:<br /><ul><li>Title to User Generated Content
  3. 3. Liability for User Generated Content
  4. 4. Privacy
  5. 5. Dispute Resolution</li></ul>Forums for continuing the Dialogue<br />
  6. 6. Background<br />Internet created a whole new range of business opporturnities such as e-commerce and electronic banking and spawned new industries such as web design and domaining<br />But it also created a whole new range of legal issues that required a legislative or industry response<br />Web 2.0 offers similar opportunities but presents similar problems<br />
  7. 7. Title to User Generated Content<br />Photos on Flickr and Twitpic<br />Films on YouTube<br />Documents, spreadsheets and presentations on Google<br />Google’s digital library<br />Software and business method patents<br />
  8. 8. Liability for User Generated Content<br />Defamation: does English law encourage “libel tourism” and should it be discouraged?<br />Intellectual Property Infringement: are the government’s proposals for discouraging file sharing enough<br />Is it enough to rely on service providers’ standard terms and conditions?<br />
  9. 9. Privacy<br />Is the present data protection regime sufficient or should it be enhanced with the advent of social networking and other technologies?<br />
  10. 10. Dispute Resolution<br />How should disputes of the kind discussed above be resolved?<br />Where should such disputes be resolved?<br />What should be the remedies?<br />
  11. 11. Continuing the Dialogue<br />LawCamp Blog<br />LawCamp “twitter” account<br />Possible LawCamp conference in the Future?<br />
  12. 12. Contact<br />Jane Lambert<br />NIPC<br />The Media Centre<br />Huddersfield<br />HD1 1RL<br />T 0870 990 5081<br />E<br />