The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-27
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

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This handbook provides an accessible overview of the most important issues in information and computer ethics. It covers: foundational issues and methodological frameworks; theoretical issues affecting property, privacy, anonymity, and security; professional issues and the information-related professions; responsibility issues and risk assessment; regulatory issues and challenges; access and equity issues. Each chapter explains and evaluates the central positions and arguments on the respective issues, and ends with a bibliography that identifies the most important supplements available on the topic.

Author Biography

Kenneth Einar HIMMA, PhD, JD, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University. His research interests include legal philosophy, applied ethics, information ethics, and computer ethics. Dr. Himma has authored more than 100 scholarly articles, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and op-ed newspaper pieces, as well as a book, Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society.

Herman T. Tavani, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy at Rivier College (New Hampshire) and President of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). He also holds appointments as a visiting lecturer at Boston College and as a visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health. Professor Tavani is the author, editor, or coeditor of five books, including Ethics and Technology (Wiley), now in its second edition.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Contributorsp. xvii
Introductionp. xxiii
Foundational Issues and Methodological Frameworksp. 1
Foundations of Information Ethicsp. 3
Milestones in the History of Information and Computer Ethicsp. 25
Moral Methodology and Information Technologyp. 49
Value Sensitive Design and Information Systemsp. 69
Theoretical Issues Affecting Property, Privacy, Anonymity, and Securityp. 103
Personality-Based, Rule-Utilitarian, and Lockean Justifications of Intellectual Propertyp. 105
Informational Privacy: Concepts, Theories, and Controversiesp. 131
Online Anonymityp. 165
Ethical Issues Involving Computer Security: Hacking, Hacktivism, and Counterhackingp. 191
Professional Issues and the Information-Related Professionsp. 219
Information Ethics and the Library Professionp. 221
Ethical Interest in Free and Open Source Softwarep. 245
Internet Research Ethics: The Field and Its Critical Issuesp. 273
Health Information Technology: Challenges in Ethics, Science, and Uncertaintyp. 293
Ethical Issues of Information and Businessp. 311
Responsibility Issues and Risk Assessmentp. 337
Responsibilities for Information on the Internetp. 339
Virtual Reality and Computer Simulationp. 361
Genetic Information: Epistemological and Ethical Issuesp. 385
The Ethics of Cyber Conflictp. 407
A Practical Mechanism for Ethical Risk Assessment - A SoDIS Inspectionp. 429
Regulatory Issues and Challengesp. 473
Regulation and Governance of the Internetp. 475
Information Overloadp. 497
Email Spamp. 517
The Matter of Plagiarism: What, Why, and Ifp. 533
Intellectual Property: Legal and Moral Challenges of Online File Sharingp. 553
Access and Equity Issuesp. 571
Censorship and Access to Expressionp. 573
The Gender Agenda in Computer Ethicsp. 589
The Digital Divide: A Perspective for the Futurep. 621
Intercultural Information Ethicsp. 639
Indexp. 667
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