Ethics for the Information Age
Michael J. Quinn, Seattle University
This book offers a balanced, impartial presentation of the ethical and moral controversies surrounding information technology. Topics such as spam, Web censorship, Internet addiction, file sharing, privacy, software failures, whistle-blowing, and the digital divide are explored through multiple ethical theories, encouraging readers to think critically about these issues and to make their own decisions.
In addition to coverage of many provocative issues, the Third Edition features news stories and emerging ethical topics from recent years, including social networking, digital rights management, and surveillance by telecommunications companies. Interviews with industry, government, and academic leaders give additional perspectives on these issues to help readers build an informed ethical foundation.
"I like the scope and depth of the material in this text. The fair-and-balanced presentation of moral and ethical issues helps students become aware, thinking individuals capable of forming their own assessments and opinions that guide their behavior."
--Diane Cassidy, University of North Carolina -- Charlotte
"Of the dozen or so books I've considered using for my computer ethics class, Quinn's is the best-balanced, best-written, most accessible option. Highly recommended."
--Richard Gordon, University of Delaware