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ERIC Number: ED410919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
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Ethical Issues Involving the Internet.
Connolly, Mary V.
The Internet is a network of networks, sharing the same protocol and linking universities, research communities, businesses, and individuals world wide. In this new global information infrastructure, all citizens need to understand the power and pitfalls of the technology in order to function as responsible members. This paper discusses issues surrounding the Internet involving privacy, copyright and intellectual property rights, electronic speech, and access to the Internet. The Internet allows an unprecedented invasion of personal privacy, which has ramifications for both commercial organizations and individuals. The cyberspace environment allows the free flow of information to all citizens in ways never before possible, however, provides little protection for owners of information who have a right to be compensated and credited for their work. The issues of free speech and access have global implications. All students should have an awareness of the power of the technology and an understanding of how to use it appropriately. (Contains 23 references.) (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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