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Ethics and Law in Web Observatories


EthLawWo (Ethics and Law in Web Observatories) is a project is focused on the development of user-friendly legal Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) and an intuitive and adaptable legal and ethical policy for Web Observatories. In terms of legal and ethical deliverables, this comprises:

- Intuitive Legal and Ethical Web Observatory Best Practice Guidelines that can be readily used or adapted by other Web Observatories, and;

- User-friendly England and Wales and Australian T&C’s which would be available for re-use within these jurisdictions, and adaptation in other jurisdictions.


Principal Investigator: Dr Thanassis Tiropanis, Electronics and Computer Science

Co-Investigator: Caroline Wilson, Anura Consulting Ltd, UK

Co-Investigator: Anni Rowland-Campbell, Interticia, Australia

Co-Investigator: Leanne Fry, Director Learning, Australia

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