Tag Archives: data

Is Facebook turning us into digital slaves?

We are uploading digital versions of ourselves into social media – we have different layers of existence now. Those digital persons are like digital slaves, owned by the social media. Current IPRs are an important part of the digital shackles. We will need digital human rights to do away with digital slavery. Any science fiction Read more …

So who owns data?

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) can help us to protect (“own”) new technology and innovation. It’s not really ownership in the same way as ownership of physical goods, but IPRs do give their holders exclusive rights. All fine and dandy, but there’s also tremendous value in data. So what about data? Who owns them? Is it Read more …

Social Media & IPR – Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Among Intellectual Property professionals, it’s a surefire hit: “have you read Facebook’s IP terms”? Tone is important – think of a TV preacher asking: “have you been tempted by Satan!?”. Poor Facebook. Don’t blame them, blame the fact that it’s still so difficult to set up your own website, so most people prefer the easy Read more …