Sharing is one of the main cornerstones of Open Innovation. But what kind of risks does it involve? Are you concerned about copyright issues and legal matters? Student Eeva Korhonen’s thesis will answer most of your concerns. Here is her abstract:
Legal risks relating to Open Innovation System service
The aim of this thesis has been to investigate what legal risks there are pertaining to the Open Innovation Banking System service, and what laws and decrees regulate these matters. I chose the copyright law and the laws regulating social media for the point of departure for the study. The rights and responsibilities of an individual have the leading role when using services provided by social media.
Information created by the author or authors is interesting and certainly encourages also students to produce information. From the viewpoint related with the copyright law, it is interesting how these matters have been interpreted within the law, and how the responsibilities and rights have been distributed. The copyright law as a law is constantly changing, and in Finland, in connection with international relations it is also necessary to take the legislation valid in other countries and the EU directives into consideration.
It was proven in the study that, even though laws and the agreement defining the usage terms and conditions have a great significance when using the Open Innovation Banking System service, an individual’s own human behaviour plays an equally great and significant role, too. How many of us know what is allowed to be published in the Internet and what responsibility do those people have who are involved with the Personal Data Act by virtue of their work.
A new way of learning is important even from the viewpoint of developing studying. I hope the final result provides new kind of innovations for all of us citizens. Conclusions of this new service can be drawn not later than after a few years, after we have become aware of the benefits and disadvantages of the use of the service.
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