Manifest: The role of law in an electronic world dominated by Web 2.0

Web 2.0 has gained enormous momentum in recent years, and has reached most areas in entertainment, research, business, science, and beyond. It is characterized by a move from a read-only Web to a read-write Web, where users contribute content in a variety of forms. However, there is at the same time...

Authors: Hoeren, Thomas
Vossen, Gottfried
Division/Institute:FB 03: Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät
FB 04: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2009
Date of publication on miami:20.05.2009
Modification date:16.04.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Computer Science - Research and Development (CSRD) 23 (2009) 1, 7-13
Subjects:Manifest; Electronic world; Web 2.0; User-generated content; Legal issues; Regulation
DDC Subject:340: Recht
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-03359426393
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-03359426393
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s00450-009-0054-z
Digital documents:role_of_law.pdf

Web 2.0 has gained enormous momentum in recent years, and has reached most areas in entertainment, research, business, science, and beyond. It is characterized by a move from a read-only Web to a read-write Web, where users contribute content in a variety of forms. However, there is at the same time a host of legal issues arising for Web 2.0, visible via the huge number of law suits that have already been filed in this context. This paper tries to pinpoint core legal issues, the way they are so far treated, and what is needed for improving the situation.