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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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.