Digital Media Ethics

Digital Media Ethics

by Charles Ess

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Digital Media Ethics by Charles Ess

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745655000
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Series: Digital Media and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 454 KB

About the Author

Charles Ess is Distinguished Research Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Drury University.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Luciano Floridi.


Chapter Synopses.

1 Central Issues in the Ethics of Digital Media.

2 Privacy in the Electronic Global Metropolis?.

3 Copying and Distributing via Digital Media: Copyright, Copyleft, Global Perspectives.

4 Citizenship in the Global Metropolis.

5 Still More Ethical Issues: Digital Sex and Games.

6 Digital Media Ethics: Overview, Frameworks, Resources.



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