Internet Governance by US Government
Topic/Themes: Analysis of Current IT Issue
Description: Choose an IT event or story (current within this semester) that illustrates legal, ethical or moral concepts that this course has covered to date.
Prepare an essay that describes the issue – citing factual sources as well as sources that may illuminate the issues as you now understand them. Use the IRAC analysis approach. Show me what you have learned! Do NOT just provide excerpts from a current case or legal opinion.
This is your opportunity to analyze facts and precedents. Be sure to include the certification statement. What is IRAC? http://www.tsu.edu/pdffiles/academics/law/life/support/IRAC.pdfTopic For the Paper : Do you think the invisible hand should govern theInternet? Consider ethics in the information age, selecting one issue: Content control, free speech, intellectual property, privacy or security.
References Please use: Class Book Spinello, R. (2011). Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace. (p.22). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Barlett Learning Nakamura, L.I. (2000). Economics and the New Economy: The Invisible Hand Meets Creative Destruction. Retrieved from http://www.philadelphiafed.org/research-and-data/publications/business-review/2000/july-august/brja00ln.pdf
Spinello, R.A. (2011). Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, 4th Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC. pp 160, 175.
Spinello believe, Way I: the invisible hand. The idea that the market should regulate anything has taken a severe hit in the last few weeks. However, since the introduction of the Internet and its approaching third generation another phenomena has manifest itself–the replacement of the technologically challenged baby boomers (me) with the pre wired genexers who as they move into positions of authority and governance will have Internet technical savvy, and experience of which they are regulating . It will be intimately familiar territory. Some of you are Is suspect them–if you were undergraduates you would be. If high schoolers, etc.
To call the market place capable of regulating anything is a stretch, despite the concept that “market pressure swill force vendors to respect privacy right to a level consistent with the needs and interests of consumers. More likely will be at a level consistent with the needs and interests of absolute profit margins. The golden rule applies–them that haves the gold, rule. Way II–The invisible hand.
The net has a distributed architecture and resilient design–both engineered to help it survive nuclear Armageddon and other catastrophes.The net content that of files and nameless authors is traveling at the speed of light with more or less anonymity. There are no borders in cyberspace and law stops there Cato Institute says: “law is prima facie territorial’

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