Library Faculty Publications

Document Type

Preprint

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Journal of Information Ethics

DOI

10.3172/JIE.22.2.61

ISSN

1061-9321

Abstract

In her exemplary book The Ethical Archivist, Elena S. Danielson devotes a chapter to professional ethics codes and points out that “[m]any informed observers do not feel that complying with the law has any place in a statement on ethics since laws enforce existing power relationships, which may be unfair.” (p.45) I will argue that including civil disobedience principles in ethics codes may be preferable to rejecting legal compliance as a consideration.

Comments

This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Journal of Information Ethics.

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