The AOL Huffington Post merger

Daly, Angela (2012) The AOL Huffington Post merger. European Journal of Law and Technology, 3(3).

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Abstract

This article examines the merger between AOL and the Huffington Post. The broader issues around the merger will be investigated, especially the implication for rights, in particular free expression, and their conditions for exercise and actual exercise online. One major issue is that of the status of user-generated content and how the existing legal regime reflects the ethical concerns of users over how their content, data and information is used and commodified by the for-profit Internet intermediaries and platforms, especially when they start to merge and form concentrations. The extent to which the current legal regimes, especially human rights, deal with these problems in an adequate fashion will be assessed, along with the presentation of some suggestions of alternative approaches which may be more effective in practice.

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ID Code: 95063
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: blogs, digital rights, new media
ISSN: 2042-115X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2016 23:22
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 01:28

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