What's Mine is Yours
The Ethics of Big Data Ownership
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: March 2011
Run time: 26 minutes

To many people, Big Data means Open Data: social graphs, voting records, weather patterns, and more. But who owns data? Most of our laws were written for atoms, not bits; they're woefully out of date in an information age. When you share data, does it become more or less valuable? If someone adds to your data, is it still yours? This panel will tackle the gray area of data ownership.

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    What is mine is yours the ethics of big data ownership
    Watched it as a .mp4
    initially the audio was quite low; even though I had I had my computer's volume maxed out, I had a problem hearing the first speaker.
    This video clip brought to light a lot of questions regarding data ownership and just what happens to data once it is put on the internet.
    Once I learned what the terms, Data exhaust means, I believe it to be spot on, and can imagine just how many companies can pull personal data for various marketing purposes. As to whether this is legal, or how businesses can charge for these databases is another story, and I believe will not be solved for quite some time.

    Some excellent points were made which I believe to be true, for I know many people of the same mindset: When will people start caring about the fact that data put out on social media sites, retail sites, etc are being mined by marketers? Another point I agree with was Luciana's comment regarding the fact that as we continue to use data, we/ people will continue to become more comfortable with putting our own data out 'there'.

    I don't know much about Tim O'Reilly, except for the fact that I can blog for books & videos through his Blogger Review Program. I was quite intrigued by two comments he made, the first regarded how people look at data, and the fact that data is in demand, therefore it is a commodity which can be sold. His second comment was aimed at companies who have extensive terms of agreements for people to read and abide by.

    The video was a great reminder that at this time, technologically speaking at least, data in the wrong hands can be dangerous, and the wrong hands can access our data much easier when we put our data out on websites, social networks, GPS tracking devices, etc.
    And with that- I put this review on my personal website :)

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