Content Net Neutrality – A Critique
Director, Middle East Study Group, University of Hull
April 13, 2012
LUCIANO FLORIDI`S PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS, Hilmi Demir, ed., Springer, 2012
This Essay takes issue with two prevailing arguments. The first endorses content net neutrality while the second holds that the Internet is a public domain with the widest possible scope for freedom of expression. I argue that some value screening of content may be beneficial to society and that the implications from affording the Internet the widest possible scope can be very harmful. I differentiate between net neutrality and content net neutrality. While I accept the first concept I reject the second for ethical and practical reasons. To fortify my promotional approach against content net neutrality I discuss terrorism and hate speech.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: content network neutrality, responsibility, anti-perfectionism, Promotional Approach, terrorism, hate speech
JEL Classification: Z00Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 14, 2012
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