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Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Richard Spinello, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449688417
  • Paperback    246 pages      © 2014
Price: International Sales $106.95 US List
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A Comprehensive Overview of Cutting-Edge Issues in Technology

The Internet and widespread use of blogging, email, social media and e-commerce have foregrounded new, complex moral issues and dilemmas. Likewise, modern technologies and social networks have brought numerous challenges to legal systems, which have difficulty keeping up with borderless global information technologies. The fully revised and updated Fifth Edition of Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace offers an in-depth and comprehensive examination of the social costs and moral issues emerging from ever-expanding use of the Internet and new information technologies. Focusing heavily on content control, free speech, intellectual property, and security, Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace provides legal and philosophical discussions of these critical issues.

The updated Fifth Edition includes new sections on Floridi’s Macroethics, gatekeepers and search engines, censorship, anti-piracy legislation, patents, and smartphones. Real-life case studies, including all-new examples focusing on Google, Facebook, video games, reader’s rights, and the LulzSec Hackers, provide real-world context. Ideal for undergraduate computer ethics courses as well as a general readership, Cyberethics is an excellent resource for students and laypeople alike.

"The format of this book is simple and straightforward. The information is well-organized and thorough, without being overwhelming. The discussion questions are actually good ones, and the case study selections are intriguing."

- G. K. Cunningham, Duquesne University

 

Features & Benefits

  • Additional and revised content on P2P networks, hacktivists, cybercrime, a user's ability to control and monitor cookies in Internet Explorer, mobilization data, online surveillance, threats posed by social networking, invasive commercial initiatives, Wikileaks, and more.
  • 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.
  • End-of-chapter questions and case studies encourage critical thinking
  • Discusses the common ethical and public policy problems that have arisen and how technology or law would propose to solve these issues
  • Provides an unbiased review of Internet governance regulations
  • Instructor resources include an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines

Applicable Courses

Ideal for undergraduate computer ethics courses and 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.

  • "The format of this book is simple and straightforward. The information is well-organized and thorough, without being overwhelming. The discussion questions are actually good ones, and the case study selections are intriguing."

    - G. K. Cunningham, Duquesne University

  • "The rapid advances in computer technology and the now dominate influence of the internet on almost every aspect of the modern economy and popular culture have also introduced a whole new slew of problems ranging from the illegal, to the immoral, to the ethically controversial. Now in a fully updated and significantly expanded fifth edition, "Cyberethics: Morality And Law In Cyberspace" by Richard A. Spinello is a 246 page compendium that is methodically organized and presented in six major chapters: The Internet and Ethical Values; Regulating and Governing the Internet; Free Speech and Content Controls in Cyberspace; Intellectual Property in Cyberspace; Regulating Internet Privacy; and Securing the Frontier. Each informed and informative chapter is concluded with a list of thematically appropriate references and additional resources available to the reader. Enhanced with the inclusion of a glossary, a roster of cited legal cases, and a comprehensive index, "Cyberethics: Morality And Law In Cyberspace" is essential reading and should be considered a high priority addition to personal, professional, corporate, government, community, and academic library Contemporary Ethics reference collections and supplemental reading lists."

    - James A. Cox
    Editor-in-Chief
    The Midwest Book Review
    Reviewer's Choice

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449688417

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