Content Net Neutrality – A Critique

LUCIANO FLORIDI`S PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS, Hilmi Demir, ed., Springer, 2012

27 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2012  

Raphael Cohen-Almagor

University of Hull

Date Written: April 13, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: content network neutrality, responsibility, anti-perfectionism, Promotional Approach, terrorism, hate speech

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Content Net Neutrality – A Critique (April 13, 2012). LUCIANO FLORIDI`S PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS, Hilmi Demir, ed., Springer, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2039248

Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Contact Author)

University of Hull ( email )

Cottingham Road
Hull, Great Britain HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.hull.ac.uk/rca

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