Interesting stuff. I was very keen when I first started doing work for businesses to make it very clear from the start that they would own all the work I did and would be responsible for the site. The reason was I didn't want any lawyer chasing me for something the site said/did/infringed. Having learnt a bit since then I'm a bit keener to keep hold of some things I do.
I was surprised this week to discover that GCHQ do not have the domains used in their marketing campaign to students registered to them but to their marketting agency. To me this seems a big mistake - and that was before reading Taran's story!
I've spent the last 12 weeks looking at computer ethics and the like which raises some interesting thoughts and concepts.
I wonder how long it will be before there is a regulated body of some description beyond the professional groups like the BCS and ACM.