Digital Media Ethics

September 17, 2009

Author: Charles Ess

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Pages: 200

Price: £45.00 and £14.99

ISBN: 9780745641638 and 1645

Charles Ess sets out to provide the reader with a modish route-map to the ethical dilemmas of the digital era. What does privacy mean in Facebook?

Can a universal set of digital media ethics function or make sense in globally networked communications media?

Can Western notions of intellectual property survive in the internet era? Does the web impose upon us a new and pressing obligation to transcend ethnocentric assumptions about cultural norms?

Do moral panics obstruct ethical analysis of pornography and violence in digital media? This book is designed and written to appeal across disciplines.

Who is it for? Undergraduate students of computer science, media, communications and philosophy, and those who teach them.

Presentation: Six chapters each with preliminary overview, case studies and helpful suggestions for discussion, reflection and writing.

Would you recommend it? As a stimulating introduction, sometimes.

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