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Lessig at the Chaos Communication Congress (Video)  (View post)

Andrew Girdwood [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, January 4, 2007
15 years ago3,490 views

The AOL situation wasn't really due to a leak. AOL choice to release that information, they even had discussion forums set up but it simply a poor choice.

Lawrence Lessig hits on a hugely interesting topic though. Hugely. Whenever we get on to this topic at work the camera phone and YouTube debate comes up. If I wanted to film you and run the film on an obscure cable channel I'd need to have you sign a release form. If I vidPhone you and release it on YouTube then you'll probably be seen by more people (viral success allowing) and there's no strong remit for a release form.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

You're right, I used "leak" very literally – a flaw in the system that makes something escape... in this case, I think the flaw was how AOL set up its research team, and the way AOL enforced their privacy terms.

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