Readings in Cyberethics

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Richard A. Spinello, Herman T. Tavani
Jones & Bartlett Learning, Jan 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 601 pages
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This anthology of 42 essays addresses the new moral and ethical questions raised by computers and the Internet. Conflicting points of view are presented in the areas of free speech and content controls, intellectual property, privacy, security, and, finally, professional ethics and codes of conduct.

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Ethical Decision Making 13
The Modern View of Reason 22
Is Ethics Possible? 33
The Search for a Basis for Ethics 55
Software Piracy Property and Protection 99
Computer Crime 167
Computer Intruders Viruses and All That 201
Computers the Government
Some Dissenting Voices 418
The Artificial Intelligensia
The Turing Test 447
Artificial Intelligence and Ethics 454
Virtual Reality 462
References and Recommended Readings 469
Appendix A 477

Privacy 253
Carnivore 273
Errors and Reliability 293
The Computer World of Work 323
Responsibility Liability Law and Professional
Appendix B 485
Organizational Leadership Imperatives 492
Index 507

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RICHARD A. SPINELLO is Associate Research Professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Prior to joining the faculty of Boston College, he worked as a programmer, consultant, and marketing manager in the software industry. He has written and edited four books on computer-related ethics as well as numerous articles and scholarly papers on ethics and management.

Kenneth Einar HIMMA, PhD, JD, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University. His research interests include legal philosophy, applied ethics, information ethics, and computer ethics. Dr. Himma has authored more than 100 scholarly articles, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and op-ed newspaper pieces, as well as a book, Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society.

Herman T. Tavani, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy at Rivier College (New Hampshire) and President of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). He also holds appointments as a visiting lecturer at Boston College and as a visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health. Professor Tavani is the author, editor, or coeditor of five books, including Ethics and Technology (Wiley), now in its second edition.

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