Ethics and Electronic Information in the Twenty-First Century

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Purdue University Press


During the weekend of September 26-28, 1997, the University of Memphis sponsored an important symposium, "The Ethics of Electronic Information in the Twenty First Century." The symposium focused on the ethical implications of the expansive and pervasive growth of information technology throughout the world. Scholars from four continents gathered to present their ideas on what they considered to be the significant issues resulting from this growth. The symposium's purpose was to make people conscious of issues and to accelerate discussion of these issues, particularly as they relate to the Internet. Ethics of Electronic Information in the Twenty-First Century, is a compilation of the proceedings of the symposium. Topics included are access to information, Internet ethics and free speech, the ethics of electronic information in China today, privacy and the Internet, regulation of information and Internet commerce, copyright in the electronic environment and libraries of the twenty-first century.