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    Rethinking the Ownership of Information in the 21st Century: Ethical Implications. [REVIEW]Tomas A. Lipinski & Johannes Britz - 2000 - Ethics and Information Technology 2 (1):49-71.
    This paper discusses basic concepts and recentdevelopments in intellectual property ownership in theUnited States. Various philosophical arguments havepreviously been put forward to support the creation andmaintenance of intellectual property systems. However, in an age of information, access toinformation is a critical need and should beguaranteed for every citizen. Any right of controlover the information, adopted as an incentive toencourage creation and distribution of intellectualproperty, should be subservient to an overriding needto ensure access to the information. The principlesunderlying intellectual property regimes (...)
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    Sticks and Stones and Words That Harm: Liability Vs. Responsibility, Section 230 and Defamatory Speech in Cyberspace. [REVIEW]Tomas A. Lipinski, Elizabeth A. Buchanan & Johannes J. Britz - 2002 - Ethics and Information Technology 4 (2):143-158.
    This article explores recent developments inthe regulation of Internet speech, inparticular, injurious or defamatory speech andthe impact the attempts at regulation arehaving on the `body' in the sense of theindividual person who speaks through the mediumof the Internet and upon those harmed by thatspeech. The article proceeds in threesections. First, a brief history of the legalattempts to regulate defamatory Internet speechin the United States is presented; a shortcomparative discussion of defamation law in theUK and Australia is included. As discussedbelow, this (...)
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    The Commodification of Information and the Extension of Proprietary Rights Into the Public Domain: Recent Legal (Case and Other) Developments in the United States. [REVIEW]Tomas A. Lipinski - 1999 - Journal of Business Ethics 22 (1):63 - 80.
    As the National Information Infra- structure develops new avenues for information products and services will open. Creating, identifying and protecting the information market space is a critical component to the success of information product and service developments. As a result, the producers of those products and service seek to protect their proprietary interest in the underlying information. However, these actions have broader consequences: Attempts to extend legal protection to basic facts and other public domain information demonstrate that the public information (...)
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    Law Vs. Ethics.Tomas A. Lipinski - 2012 - Journal of Information Ethics 21 (2):71-103.
    Law and ethics or a sense of professional responsibility are not always aligned. A characterization of the disconnect falls into one of two broad categories. At times, the law may not go far enough in achieving an ethical or professional response, at other times the law goes too far and forecloses a response based on ethical principles or professional responsibility. In the instance of the latter, ownership or control rights often conflict with other rights such as access to information, privacy, (...)
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