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.
Features & Benefits
- Discusses the common ethical and public policy problems that have arisen and how technology or law would propose to solve these issues
- Examines the threat of the Internet on our privacy as consumers and employees, with a focus on covert information gathering, the use of "Cookies" and spyware
- Provides an unbiased review of Internet governance regulations
- End-of-chapter questions and case studies ask students to think critically about what they have read and are intended for in-class discussion or homework assignments
Ideal for undergraduate courses covering internet-related ethical issues as well as general readers with interest in the topic.
Chapter 1 The Internet and Ethical Values
Chapter 2 Regulating and Governing the Internet
Chapter 3 Free Speech and Content Controls in Cyberspace
Chapter 4 Intellectual Property in Cyberspace
Chapter 5 Regulating Internet Privacy
Chapter 6 Securing the Electronic Frontier
Richard Spinello-Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Richard Spinello, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Richard Spinello is an Associate Research Professor in the Operations and Strategic Management department of Boston College. He received both his PhD and his M.A. from Fordham University. His most recent publication is Readings in CyberEthics, which he co-authored with Herman Tavani.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781449688417
- ISBN-13: 9780763724108