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    1. Analyze the ethics of marketing Publius using utilitarianism, rights, justice, and caring. In your judgment, is it ethical to market Publius? Explain.

    2. Are the creators of Publius in any way morally responsible for any criminal acts that criminals are able to carry out and keep secret by relying on Publius? Is AT & T in any way morally responsible for these? Explain your answers.

    3. In your judgment, should governments allow the implementation of Publius? Why or why not?

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    1. In your judgment, is it wrong, from an ethical point of view, for the auto companies to submit plans for an automobile to China? Explain your answer ?
    2. Of the various approaches to environmental ethics outlined in this chapter, which approach sheds most light on the ethical issues raised by this case ? Explain your answer.
    3. Should the U.S. government intervene in any way in the negotiations between U.S. auto companies and the Chinese government ? Explain.

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    1. What are the legal issues involved in this case, and what are the moral issues ? How are the two different kinds of issues different from each other, and how are they related to each other ? Identify and distinguish the “systemic, corporate and individual issues” involved in this case.

    2. In your judgment, was it morally wrong for Shawn Fanning to develop and release his technology to the world given its possible consequences ? Was it morally wrong for an individual to use Napster’s website and software to copy for free the copy righted music on another person’s hard drive ? If you believe it was wrong, then explain exactly why it was wrong. If you believe it was not morally wrong, then how would you defend your views against t he claims that such copying is stealing ? Assume that it was not I illegal for an individual to copy music using Napster. Would there be anything immoral with doing so ? Explain ?

    3. Assume that it is morally wrong for a person to use Napster’s website and software to make a copy of copyrighted music. Who, then, would be morally responsible for this person’s wrong doing ? Would only the person himself be morally responsible ? Was Napster, the company, morally responsible ? Wash Shawn Fanning morally responsible ? Was any employee of Napster, the company, morally responsible ? Was the operator of the server or that portion of the Internet that the person used morally responsible ? What if the person did not know that the music was copyrighted or did not think that it was illegal to copy copyrighted music ?


    4. Do the music companies share any of the moral responsibility for what has happened ? How do you think technology like Napster is likely to change the music industry ? In your judgment, are these changes ethically good or ethically bad ?

    Questions :
    1. Discuss this case from the perspective of utilitarianism, rights, justice and caring. What insight does virtue theory shed on the ethics of the events described in this case ?


    2. “ In a free enterprise society all adults should be allowed to make their own decisions about how they choose to earn their living.” Discuss the statement in light of the Lily case.


    3. In your judgment, is the policy of using homeless alcoholics for test subjects morally appropriate ? Explain the reasons for your judgment. What does your judgment imply about the moral legitimacy of a free market in labor ?

    4. How should the managers of Lily handle this issue ?

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    May 26, 2013, 02:13 AM


    Thank you for taking the time to cut and paste your homework onto our web site.

    As you should have read, we do not do your home work here for you. You are free to post answers to homework and we can discuss it.

    We may even help give you direction, if you tell us what you have done to find the answers to these already.

    I will say most of this is simple web searching.
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    May 26, 2013, 02:29 AM
    Solutions? These are all opinion questions. You could spend all day on just a short discussion of each one. Why would you think anyone online is going to do that for you?
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