Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Jul 6, 2010 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Revised and updated to reflect new technologies in the field, the fourth edition of this popular text takes an in-depth look at the social costs and moral problems that have emerged by the ever expanding use of the Internet, and offers up-to-date legal and philosophical examinations of these issues. It focuses heavily on content control, free speech, intellectual property, and security while delving into new areas of blogging and social networking. Case studies throughout discuss real-world events and include coverage of numerous hot topics. In the process of exploring current issues, it identifies legal disputes that will likely set the standard for future cases.
 

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Contents

The Internet and Ethical Values
1
Regulating and Governing the Internet
27
Free Speech and Content Controls in Cyberspace
57
Intellectual Property in Cyberspace
99
Regulating Internet Privacy
149
Securing the Electronic Frontier
191
The Language of the Internet
223
Bibliography
227
Legal Cases Cited
233
Index
235
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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.

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