The web is still relatively young. Which means we still have to get used to how to work with the web combined with the rules we made offline. The web makes it a lot easier for example to pretend you are somebody else. Or to harass others. The Negative SEO panel at A4U Expo last week showed us some interesting angles on that.
But the web might be something online, it doesn’t mean that the things you do on the web are above the law. Far from actually. The rules which we have offline also count online. The problem however in many cases is: where lies what responsibility?
A ruling of the court in New York now has made a possible jurisprudence which might mean some big steps when it comes to what data for example search engines will have to share when the law is broken. (more…)