Is downloading music or software from a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, without the permission of the copyright holder, unethical? Why or why not? In your answer, please address some of the arguments we have discussed concerning intellectual property and the Internet. You may find it helpful to look at section 29.22 of the Canadian Copyright Act if writing on this topic. Is Canada’s current Copyright Act, as amended by Bill C-11 (June 29, 2012, with minor later amendments), good or bad policy for Canada? Why or why not? In your answer you must either defend controversial provision(s) from criticism, or explain how it could be modified so as to be a better policy. You can find discussion of Bill C-11 at http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2012/11/c-11-effect/
Note: to complete this assignment, you must appeal to at least one reputable source other
than the ones we have read together.
News sources, online or in print, are acceptable sources. Blogs are usually not. You may
contact me if you are uncertain about the appropriateness of a source.
Please provide, at the end of the article, the name of the source, the author, and the publisher
and publication date. If the article is available online, please also provide the URL.
For works assigned in the class, please indicate attribution as follows: (AuthorName, pg. #);
e.g. (Johnson, 47), or (Bok, 47).
In answering the questions, please apply the method of philosophical analysis . This means
doing the following.
(i) Pick an answer to the questions. You cannot complete the assignment without
providing clear answers to the questions.
(ii) Justify your answer with arguments. These arguments should apply the ethical
theories we have discussed in this course.
(iii) Consider arguments which lead to conclusions other than the ones you reach.
Explain why you think these arguments do not work.
To do well on this assignment, your writing should reflect understanding and application of
the theories we have been discussing in class. While grading will be concerned mainly with
content, I will take off 5% for every three spelling, grammar, or style errors, up to a total of
50% of your grade. Writing assignments should be 1250 words in length, +/- 10% (100
For credit on you must submit your paper via the link on the course Brightspace site.
Please double space your papers with 1 inch margins, use a 12 pt. font, and include a
Note: The University Writing Center lists its services here:
They offer seminars, one-on-one sessions, and other resources to help students improve their
writing. I encourage you to use their services.
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