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Luigi Pellè

Spotlight on the Russia-Ukraine situation

The United States of America and Russia have recently been at loggerheads over the issue of Ukraine. Weeks ago the leaders of the two superpowers behind the Ukrainian situation convened a meeting on the crisis. Although they both drew a clear line between them during the meeting, they made no political commitment, thus showing that...

Ethical aspects relating to cyberspace: Self-regulation and codes of conduct

Virtual interaction processes must be controlled in one way or another. But how, within what limits and, above all, on the basis of what principles? The proponents of the official viewpoint – supported by the strength of state structures – argue that since the Internet has a significant and not always positive impact not only...

Ethical aspects relating to cyberspace: Behaviours and fake news

It is customary to define etiquette as a set of rules of conduct governing the external expressions of human relations. Etiquette helps to preserve the integrity of society. It creates and maintains a certain social order, coordinates the joint actions of individuals and helps to overcome possible communication tensions. In this capacity, etiquette is functionally...

Ethical aspects relating to cyberspace: Copyright and privacy

In recent years, there has been a trend in cyberspace ethics towards the emergence of intra-net mechanisms and self-regulatory systems. In particular, in many European countries, information service providers have started to introduce voluntary self-limitation. For instance, in the UK, there is an independent Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org), whose representatives develop rating systems for Internet...

Ethical aspects relating to cyberspace: Utilitarianism and deontology

Obviously web ethics must primarily be behavioural in nature. Its task is to serve as a tool for making decisions in morally difficult situations. However, as long as web ethics is seen only as one of the mechanisms of the Internet normative self-regulation, based on the spontaneously formed ethos of cyberspace, it will lack the critical scale...

The diplomatic waltz rounds of the United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi sets aside differences between the seven United Arab Emirates (Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Dubai and Fujairah) for rapprochement with Iran, in line with its bilateral dialogue with other countries in the region. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has initiated a process of rapprochement with Iran. In the...

Ethical aspects relating to cyberspace: Web ideologies

The ethos of web culture is based on the principles of: unlimited and unrestricted freedom of information, privacy, general availability, quality of information, no harm, limitation of the excessive use of web resources and the principle of inviolability of intellectual property. The actual implementation of these principles is possible through a number of institutional measures: the formulation...

The ethical aspects of cyberspace

The current telecommunication technologies are one of the most important factors in the development of the global community, with a decisive impact on the public, political, economic and socio-cultural spheres. Commenraty Active research on virtual communication has been conducted relatively recently – since the early 1990s – and is becoming increasingly intense. The growing interest...

The crisis of international law

The idea of promoting the human rights agenda in the image and likeness of the Western countries’ principles – as the repositories of Absolute Truth – is counterproductive and directly harmful in the Near and Middle East and Central Asia, as it does not consider the historical experience of these geopolitical regions. Moreover, many experts...

The means to manage cyberspace and the duty of security

Governments must play a key role in developing and leading the local ecosystems, but this national effort must involve many other stakeholders. Furthermore, cybersecurity is a national opportunity for developing the local economy and for positioning any country in the international arena. Commentary Over and above the ethical concepts regarding the near future, it is...
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