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Author Ess, Charles, 1951-

Title Digital media ethics / Charles Ess.

Imprint Cambridge : Polity, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  175 Es73d 2009    ---  Available
Description xxi, 256 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Digital media and society series
Digital media and society series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-244) and index.
Contents Central issues in the ethics of digital media -- Privacy in the electronic global metropolis? -- Copying and distributing via digital media: copyright, copyleft, global perspectives -- Citizenship in the global metropolis -- Still more ethical issues: digital sex and games -- Digital media ethics: overview, frameworks, resources.
Summary This is the first textbook on the central ethical issues of digital media, ranging from computers and the Internet to mobile phones. It is also the first book of its kind to consider these issues from a global perspective, introducing ethical theories from multiple cultures. It further utilizes examples from around the world, such as the publication of 'the Mohammed Cartoons'; diverse understandings of what 'privacy' means in "Facebook" or "MySpace"; why pirating CDs and DVDs may be justified in developing countries; and, culturally-variable perspectives on sexuality and what counts as 'pornography'.Readers and students thus acquire a global perspective on the central ethical issues of digital media, including privacy, copyright, pornography and violence, and the ethics of cross-cultural communication online. The book is designed for use across disciplines - media and communication studies, computer science and informatics, as well as philosophy. It is up-to-date, accessible and student- and classroom-friendly: each topic and theory is interwoven throughout the volume with detailed sets of questions that foster careful reflection, writing, and discussion into these issues and their possible resolutions. Each chapter further includes additional resources and suggestions for further research and writing.
Subject Digital media -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 9780745641645 (pbk.)
0745641644 (pbk.)
9780745641638 (hbk.)
0745641636 (hbk.)

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