The ethics of DeCSS posting: towards assessing the morality of the Internet posting of DVD copyright circumvention software

@article{Eschenfelder2006TheEO,
  title={The ethics of DeCSS posting: towards assessing the morality of the Internet posting of DVD copyright circumvention software},
  author={Kristin R. Eschenfelder and Robert Glenn Howard and Anuj C. Desai},
  journal={Inf. Res.},
  year={2006},
  volume={11}
}
Introduction. We investigate the conditions under which posting software known as "DeCSS" on the Internet is ethical. DeCSS circumvents the access and copy control protection measures on commercial DVDs. Through our investigation, we point to limitations in current frameworks used to assess ethical computer based civil disobedience. Method. The paper draws on empirical findings of actual DeCSS posting to consider the limitations of current frameworks. Findings were generated from content… CONTINUE READING
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