[Cross posted from sarabannerman.blogspot.ca] Big data has a lot to offer, from curing disease to fostering economic development to fostering transparency. At the same time, from government mass surveillance to data leaks, the misuses of big data seem as pervasive as its uses.
Who owns big data? What rights do–and should–its owners have over what is done with it? Two different answers to this question have been posed. The first would allow free use of big data for non-profit scientific research. The second would release IP control of big data for commercial research also.