Ethical Dilemnas

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Ethical Dilemmas
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What the government did to Thomas Edison’s inventions is somewhat unethical. The ethical theories affected in this situation are: Egoism, Classical Utilitarianism, Altruism, and Deontological.
Egosim because the good done by the government pleased the public. Classical Utilitarianism because it brought good to the public. Altruism because the good was for the greatest number of people. Deontological because the result was good.

The only one who didn’t receive the most good is Thomas Edison because the government somehow claims his inventions as their own. Copyright Infringement
Google should have not digitized the books without authorization because it is under the law of copyright infringement. The ethical theories affected in this situation are: Egoism, Classical Utilitarianism, Altruism, and Deontological.

Egoism because the good, which is helping the people find the books they need through internet, pleased the people themselves. Classical because it brought good to the public, as said before, by helping them find the books through the internet. Altruism because the greatest good done was for the greatest number of people. Deontological because the result was good.

The only ones who didn’t receive the good in this situation are the authors because Google didn’t asked permission from them. Trademark Infringement
McDonald’s should have not been so serious about the case because McClusky’s intention was only to have a name for the event, McFest. I can’t see any ethical theories affected in this situation. It’s not Egoism because the good isn’t pleasing. It’s not Hedonism because the pleasure of both sides is not good. It’s not any of the utilitarianism because it didn’t bring good to anyone. It’s not deontological because the result was not good.

Cybersquatting
WIPO should have done something about the cybersquatters because the cybersquatters often violates a trademark of another company. The ethical theories affected in...
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