PREFACE

Since CyberEthics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace first appeared twelve years ago, the social and technical landscape of cyberspace has undergone remarkable changes. There are new technologies, for example, that make it easier to download and disseminate digital music and movies. There are also many new virtual communities such as craigslist.com, which are helping to create a “sharing” economy. At the same time, there have been extraordinary legal developments—new laws like the Children’s Internet Protection Act and various court decisions (such as MGM v. Grukster)—defining new constraints for web surfers. We have tried to take all of these developments into account in this new edition.

The growth of the Internet has been one of the most ...

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