Computers, Information Technology, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values

Philip Pecorino, Ph.D.

Queensborough Community College,  CUNY

Chapter 12 Political Change


Digital Divide: Access Issue by Blaise Liffick   Disabled Users, American's with Disabilities Act  


International Jurisdiction

Involving artists’ ownership rights to their artistic creations vs free down-loading on the Internet; or web sites that are ethically accepted in one culture and ethically offensive to other cultures (Whose values should be upheld on the Internet?); or the question of whether there exists a set of “core values” shared by all societies – values that could become the foundation for a “global ethics” that could or should reign supreme on the Internet.

Consider the cartoons concerning Mohammad and terrorism published in Denmark-read about it a wikipedia

CULTURE CLASH Computer Communications CASE

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