A legal way to share the Future

Grietje Kroodsma, Esther Johannes, Ulrich Paul Trusch, Jurjen Bulder, Jasper Everhardt, Matthew Chan


In this workshop we take you on a trip around the world to find together the legal aspects of sharing information through social networks. We share a lot of information online because we all want to be that brilliant social media team player. With the introduction of the internet, the social web, the way people are sharing is changed. Online sharing is something that is not expected to slow down anymore.

We will start with an explanation of reasons for sharing that were found through literature study. Has the world changed into a sharing economy? And if so, what is the reason for that? What kind of sharer are you? And what kind of information do you share? We also did research about the power of the share button on social media. For example if a friend shares a product with you, you get positive feelings by that product and maybe you will buy it. In this case the power of the share button is the increasing of sales of a product.

In this workshop we will also discuss the dark sides of the information world. We asked ourselves the question how safe is sharing? How social can you be? Are there any borders? An important subject when it comes to sharing is copyrights. We will discuss about the current copyright-situation on the internet. Do we need copyright laws with all the modern day internet pirates nowadays, and can these laws be different per country, like it is now, or should that be harmonized worldwide? How up to date are copyright laws for the new current ways of sharing? We will illustrate the growing problem with some real life happened examples of open data that became personal data in different countries. But we will also present and think about other options for a legal way of sharing.

We will round up telling more about trends for the upcoming years ( in the new online sharing economy ). These trends, connected to future privacy aspects will form a new way of sharing information.

Our goal would be that audience is more aware of the why of sharing and the consequences of that now and in the near future.  We hope to find some solutions together, by sharing what we have found and by interacting with the audience.

By the way, we promise not to claim copyrights whatsoever on what we will present and on what will be brought up by the audience. So please, visit our workshop and share your knowledge and options.

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