Richard A. Spinello

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What exactly is <i>Cyberethics</i>? How did the field develop? What are some of the central issues and themes in this field, and what methodologies are used by those working in this area of applied ethics? These and related questions are considered in the readings included in Chapter 1. It is perhaps important to note at the outset that the field that many(More)
This paper reviews Facebook's controversial privacy policies as a basis for considering how social network sites can better protect the personal information of their users. We argue that Facebook's architecture leaves its users too exposed, especially to online surveillance. This architecture must be modified and Facebook must be more proactive in(More)
Internet Governance While the World Wide Web and the Internet have created many opportunities for data sharing and electronic commerce , they have also posed some formidable problems for lawmakers of national governments. The Internet has traditionally been decentralized and self-governing, and it has so far evaded strict or systemic regulations. However,(More)
AbstrAct This chapter presents some foundational concepts and issues in intellectual property. We begin by defining intellectual objects, which we contrast with physical objects or tangible goods. We then turn to some of the normative justifications that have been advanced to defend the granting of property rights in general, and we ask whether those(More)