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Cyberpiracy and morality: Some utilitarian and deontological challenges

Abstract: 
Analyzes moral repercussions of cyberpiracy within the world of the Internet. Pirates violate domestic and international Internet laws. Deontology and utilitarianism are two common justifications for laws governing the world of the Internet. Deontologists argue that piracy is immoral in itself and should be prevented. Utilitarians argue that piracy will be directly responsible for bad consequences and so should be outlawed. Both arguments fail in proving that piracy is unjust. Cyberpirates are divided into several camps: those whose only objective is economic, “hackers” who want to destroy some system, and pirates who condemn both mentioned above and pursue interests of the whole community.
Author: 
Zeljko Mancic
Institution: 
Directory of Open Access Journals
Year: 
2010
Input By: 
Jessica Choi
Affiliation: 
MIT
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Information & Telecommunication
Internet & Cyberspace
Datatype(s): 
Bibliographies & Reports