Information Theft Argumentative Essay by Jacks

Information Theft
An examination of the ethical ramifications of the theft of information for publication.
# 74791 | 934 words | 6 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 24, 2006 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media) , Law (General)

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This paper examines the loopholes that exist in current media laws regarding the publication of stolen information. The paper concludes that the loophole created by the current loosely written laws and ethical codes serves only as a safety net for unscrupulous journalists.

From the Paper:

"The ruling in Chiquita Brands International, Inc. v. Michael Gallagher clearly implies that, as long as a journalist does not personally steal information, the journalist is legally permitted to publish it. However, this implication creates a massive gray area of media law and ethics that serves as no more than a gargantuan loophole through which journalists are free to practice unethical, illegal, and unprofessional newsgathering techniques."

Cite this Argumentative Essay:

APA Format

Information Theft (2006, October 24) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Information Theft " 24 October 2006. Web. 19 April. 2021. <>