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Peter Singer The Ethics Of Internet Essay

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Peter Singer suggests based on the article that it may be morally right to pirate under certain circumstances. Evidence:
One such circumstance is that people can no longer purchase out certain print works, as presented within the article "One marvel of the Internet is that some of my older works, long out of print, are now far more widely available than they ever were before – in pirated versions". This shows that it could be beneficial to have works online for others to use when they are no longer available in print. Another circumstance is presented when Singer claims that by reading the pirated copy of a book sent from his colleague, no one was worse off due to the fact that it was not for sale in digital form. Therefore, he would have ended up borrowing it from the library, not buying it and the publisher does not really lose royalties. He goes on to say that "others benefited from my choice as well: the book remained on the library shelf, available to other users." Statements:

Singer goes on to discuss legislation by the U.S that is aimed at stopping Internet privacy. The bills include a statement by Ho...

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