The Ethics of Cyberspace

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SAGE, 2000 - Computers - 207 pages
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In this book, Cees J Hamelink proposes an answer to - how should democratic societies organize cyberspace? - that puts human-rights, rather than profit, at the top of the agenda. He argues that conventional ethical approaches are all seriously flawed. There is a growing volume of moral rules, netiquettes and codes of conduct, but they are of little help in solving the moral dilemmas raised by the new technologies. In this book the author analyzes the inadeqacies of current global governance policies and structures that underpin them, and argues for standards which put justice, human security and freedom first.

  

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Contents

Morality in CyberSpace
32
The Decent Society and CyberSpace
55
Equal Entitlement in CyberSpace
79
Digital Risks and Security in CyberSpace
107
Free Speech and Knowledge in CyberSpace
139
The Democratization of Technology Choice
165
Bibliography
186
Index
203
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Cees Hamelink is at the Department of Communication, University if Amsterdam.

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