Internet research: privacy, ethics and alienation: an open source approach

  title={Internet research: privacy, ethics and alienation: an open source approach},
  author={David Michael Berry},
  journal={Internet Res.},
  • D. Berry
  • Published 2004
  • Business
  • Internet Res.
This paper examines some of the ethical problems involved in undertaking Internet research and draws on historical accounts as well as contemporary studies to offer an analysis of the issues raised. It argues that privacy is a misleading and confusing concept to apply to the Internet, and that the concept of non‐alienation is more resourceful in addressing the many ethical issues surrounding Internet research. Using this as a basis, the paper then investigates the Free/Libre and Open Source… 

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