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October 28, 2007

Invasive Search

Has search become invasive? Take the matter of

Viral SEO

for example.
Unfortunately, law and legal precedent are not clear cut on all of these matters. The current laws have evolved from older technologies and could hardly be expected to anticipate the realities of future ones. The digital technology of the World Wide Web severely challenges the rules of the game for the simple reason that it has radically altered the playing field. Simply put, the means and opportunity for copyright infringement are abundant in this new medium. Thus, a new method of distribution for intellectual property has upset the established balance between producers and consumers. Whether the remedies are legal, technological or both, these issues will not be resolved until this balance is restored.

Posted by kamokazi at October 28, 2007 04:55 PM


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