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Web 2.0: Nothing Changes…but Everything is Different

Barbry, Eric (2007): Web 2.0: Nothing Changes…but Everything is Different. Published in: International Journal of Digital Economics No. 65 (March 2007): pp. 91-103.


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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.

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