The digital age is transforming society, bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities, says Jim Killock. But what is the moral in question in the Digital Economy Bill’s approach to illicit internet downloads: is it about theft, or the punishment of the innocent?
Britain’s Methodist Council has urged Christians to adopt a positive attitude to Facebook, Twitter and the world of blogging. They will produce guidelines to encourage the creative use of social media.
Our tears well unexpectedly as we watch heart rending scenes of the few pulled from crumpled buildings, says Sande Ramage. But is this heavily mediated emotion thwarting honest reflection about our real responsibilities?
A Geneva-based network that promotes debate on ethical issues has launched a global online library, with more than 1 million documents, to help lessen the "digital divide" between the northern and southern hemispheres.
Burma's military junta appears to have cut public internet access to prevent the broadcast of videos, photographs and information about the violent attacks on protesters against the junta's rule - report global news agencies.
The Bush administration has come out against the idea of equal access to Internet communications. The US Justice Department says ISPs should be able to charge a fee for “priority web traffic” – critics say this opens the door to a two-tier system divided between rich and poor.