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Assignment 5:
Chapter 4 - excercise 26 and 28 (edition 1), 28 and 29 (edition 2).
Write approximately 1 page on each task: (Deadline October 3rd).
1) The current legal system allows both proprietary software and open-source software to be distributed. What are the pros and cons of maintaining the status quo?
2) Examine the anaysis in chapter 4 regarding the legitimacy of providing intellectual property protection for software. Do these arguments apply equally well to the question of providing intellectual property protection for music? Why or why not?
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Assignment 4:
Find out about Google's policy.
Note down sources, urls, interesting articles about storage of e-mail, violation of privacy and other dubious activities. Prepare for information and discussion in class on Friday 22nd of September.
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Assignment 3:
Page 98, excercise 40 (2nd edition) (Page 89, excercise 34, 1st edition).
'Students in a history class are asked to take a quiz posted on the course Web site.....'
Discuss the morality of Mary's decision i the two perspectives described in the lecture today:
Kantianism (duty = deontology) and utilitrianism (act utilitarianism = consequence theory).
The deadline is Friday the 15th of September. Write approximately 1 page.

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Assignment 2: We are exploring the issues of censorship and freedom of speech. If we conclude that censorship is not desirable in any form because:
a) There should be unlimited freedom of speech for all individuals, and
b) We do not trust our censors,

what about nazi propaganda, and criminals and terrorist-movements using the Internet for their own purpose?

See
http://www.americannaziparty.com/
http://www.nazi.org/
http://www.solkorset.org/
http://www.anl.org.uk/campaigns.htm .....and find other links to sites with strange and repulsive content.

Write 1/2 -1 page using the same approach as last time: Find arguments and draw a conclusion based on those arguments.

Title: 'Freedom of speech with no restrictions?' Deadline: 05.09.2006
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Assignment 1: Write a short note, 1/2-1 page.

Topic: ’Internet Censorship. Is it necessary, or desirable?’
What is your view? Use arguments to explain how you arrived at your conclusion.
Deadline: 29.08.06