Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Endnotes: Who’s Liable for User-Generated Content?

1. In 1991, Tim Berners-Lee, formally presented the development of the World Wide Web which allowed the combination of hypertext developments with the Internet. See “History of the Word Wide Web” on Wikipedia, available at: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Web#Historia

2. Source: Pyramid Research, September 2008.

3. Information updated on September 26, 2008.

4. An interesting study conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that 64% of American teenagers (12 to 17 years old) have been involved at least once in creating some type of content. See, Teen and Social Media: The use of social media gains a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media. December, 2007, available at: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/230/report_display.asp

5. An economic study conducted by the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) in 2007 regarding the benefits contributed to the economy by the copyrights exclusions shows that the industries depend on fair use exclusions and that the respective limitation to copy rights generate incomes of US$4.5 trillion and add a value of US$2.2 trillion to the U. S. economy (66% of the GDP). Available at: http://www.ccianet.org/artmanager/publish/news/First-Ever_Economic_Study_Calculates_Dollar_Value_of.shtml

6. National ICT Plan of Colombia, available at: http://www.colombiaplantic.org/

7. Such as the case of the Argentine Digital Agenda, available at: https://www.agendadigital.ar/;  the Digital Strategy of Chile, available at: http://www.agendadigital.cl/; CODESI en Peru, available at: http://www.codesi.gob.pe/; among other initiatives.

8. A category that in a broad sense encompasses the telecommunications companies, internet service providers (ISPs), data hosting providers, Web 2.0 (blogs, video, picture and other content platforms) platforms, social networks, internet directories and search engines.

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