Chapter 11

Knowledge and Information Ethics

Chapter Summary

High-speed Internet has provided unprecedented opportunities in the information domain. The wealth of information in the Web-based knowledge banks brings about innumerable business prospects. This relentless rush for wealth lowers the information ethics by marketing unsubstantiated and ill-founded information. The rewards had brought a stream of successful dot-com corporations in the 1990 s. The dangers have also brought bankruptcy for most of these corporations. The plunderers are the knowledgeable and skilled few and the victims are the ignorant who are not able to see through the games that Internet exploiters are at play. The boom and bust of the dot-com opportunists is grim reminder ...

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