World Economic Forum outlines risks and opportunities of creating and sharing information online

The World Economic Forum has released a report entitled The Impact of Digital Content: Opportunities and Risks of Creating and Sharing Information Online. The report includes a discussion on current technology trends and social media business models. On the topic of ethics, the report argues that standards are slowly emerging, although these ethical standards are highly dependent on regions and locations. To determine ethical frameworks, more should be published on specific ethical tensions. The report furthermore outlines the legal aspects of online content and the important role of court cases in settling legal ambiguity on topics of copyright, licensing, privacy, graphic content and the protection of vulnerable communities.