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
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.