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Issue No 002 (C-G)


Papers in alphabetical order by author
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A different kind of war: Internet databases and legal protection or how the strict intellectual property laws of the West threaten the developing countries’ information commons
by Maria Canellopoulou-Bottis
Language: English
abstract:   This paper describes intellectual property legislation in the European Union, the US and the Draft Treaty on the legal protection of unoriginal databases, usually available in the Internet. I argue that this type of legislation, if enforced upon developing countries and countries in transition through international ‘agreements’, could in effect...
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Models for Ethical Decision-Making for Use in Teaching Information Ethics: Challenges for Educating Diverse Information Professionals
by Toni Carbo
Language: English
abstract:   Teaching Information Ethics to a very diverse group of graduate students working towards careers as information professionals raises a number of challenges. The students come from different disciplines and a wide range of diverse educational, economic, social, and cultural backgrounds and from several different countries....
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Towards Emancipatory Use of a Medium: The Wiki
by Anja Ebersbach and Markus Glaser
Language: English
abstract:   With the rapid growth of the Internet in the 1990ies due to the WWW, many people’s hopes were raised that the spirit of egality, the emancipatory power of the medium then, would be brought to the masses. With the increasing commercialization, the net became and is becoming more and more a one-way medium for advertising....
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Network and Everyday Life: Beyond “Local Space”?
by Josep Maria Esquirol
Language: English
abstract:   After describing what it is known as quotidianity – or everyday life- , the text focuses on the way it is influenced by the Network, paying special attention to the space-time experience. How does the Network flow determine a new temporality? How does Cyberspace interact with the place? To finish with, we comment on the opinion according to which Cyberspace goes beyond the boundaries of what is local.
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Can religious belief systems influence technological and social innovations?
by Peter Fleissner
Language: English
abstract:   As the author was not satisfied with the explanatory power of economic theories, in particular when they are applied to the rapid diffusion of the Internet and Internet services, he tries to analyze cultural framework conditions and processes involved that inspire inventions and innovative ideas and speed up their diffusion. He offers a scheme of thought...
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Feminism and Intercultural Information Ethics
by Thomas J. Froehlich
Language: English
abstract:   Rafael Capurro calls for an intercultural information ethics that radically challenges its Eurocentric, Greek philosophical roots and grapples with and validates cultural diversity. One of the voices that must be included in this project is that of feminism, both within and outside of Western culture. While there are a variety of feminist issues and...
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The ‘Faith’ factor in the Internet World
by T V Gopal
Language: English
abstract:   The author opines that the most creative use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in development may not entail computers, e-mail, or Internet access, but rather the use of other computer-based technologies, including embedded chips, satellite based information and so on to better meet local needs. The solutions must be affordable....
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