CyberEthics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - Computers - 232 pages
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CyberEthics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, Third Edition takes an in-depth look at the social costs and moral problems that have arisen by the expanded use of the Internet, and offers up-to-date legal and philosophical perspectives. The text focuses heavily on content control and free speech, intellectual property, privacy and security, and has added new coverage on Blogging. Case studies featured throughout the text offer real-life scenarios and include coverage of numerous hot topics, including the latest decisions on digital music and movie downloads, the latest legal developments on the Children's Internet Protection Act, and other Internet governance and regulation updates. In the process of examining these issues, the text identifies some of the legal disputes that will likely become paradigm cases for more complex situations yet to come.

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CHAPTER ONE The Internet and Ethical Values
CHAPTER TWO Regulating and Governing the Internet
CHAPTER THREE free Speech and Content Controls in Cyberspace
CHAPTER FOUR Intellectual Property in Cyberspace
CHAPTER FIVE Regulating Internet Privacy
CHAPTER SIX Securing the electronic Frontier
The Language of Cyberspace
Legal Cases Cited

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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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