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Social computing and the law, uses and abuses in exceptional circumstances, edited by Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College, Dublin.

Social computing and the law, uses and abuses in exceptional circumstances, edited by Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College, Dublin.
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Social computing and the law
electronic resource
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
edited by Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College, Dublin.
Sub title
uses and abuses in exceptional circumstances
This innovative book sets itself at the crossroads of several rapidly developing areas of research in legal and global studies related to social computing, specifically in the context of how public emergency responders appropriate content on social media platforms for emergency and disaster management. The book - a collaboration between computer scientists, ethicists, legal scholars and practitioners - should be read by anyone concerned with the ongoing debate over the corporatization and commodification of user-generated content on social media and the extent to which this content can be legally and ethically harnessed for emergency and disaster management. The collaboration was made possible by EU's FP 7 Project Slandail (# 607691, 2014-17)
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 1.1. A note on terminology; 1.2. Security, privacy, and dignity during an emergency; 1.3. Our contribution: disasters, technology, law and ethics; 1.4. Structure of the book; 2. Social computing systems and ethical considerations; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Key ethical challenges posed by social computing systems; 2.3. Technology mediated protection of data and persons; 2.4. Conclusion; 3. Internet laws; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Internet governance systems: self-regulation, technical regulation and governmental regulation; 3.3. Ownership of personal data harvested from social computing systems; 3.4. Protection for monitoring and harvesting information on social media; 3.5. Summary findings; 4. Copyright law and data protection law; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. EU copyright directives and German copyright law; 4.3. The ontology of copyright; 4.4. Copyright and exceptional circumstances: disaster management; 4.5. Exceptions and limitations; 4.6. Summary; 5. EU human rights framework; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Approach; 5.3. Disaster management and human rights; 5.4. EU fundamental rights framework and disaster management; 5.5. Conclusion; 6. Conclusion: legally using social computing streams and privacy protection; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Social computing analysis in exceptional circumstances; 6.3. Checklist of legal issues; 6.4. Risk analysis; 6.5. Conclusion
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