What would be the deontologist (e.g. Kant) and the utilitarian (e.g. Mill) position regarding “Net Neutrality”?

Discuss, in the form of a short essay (see below), how this particular situation relates to the ethical frameworks we developed in our readings. You are encouraged to use additional resources (e.g. the link at the left regarding Net Neutrality, saveournet.ca, journals, etc) to support your arguments. There is significant contemporary discussion taking place on this topic due to the recent proposal by the ITU and WCIT. With the exception of sources required to inform your knowledge regarding deontological and utilitarian philosophies, you should strive to use sources that do not pre-date 2013 (of course, an exception is always understandable if there is a landmark piece of research that needs to be included). Please do not invest significant space within your paper explaining the two philosophical principles. You should assume that the reader is sufficiently informed in these areas. Your focus should be the analysis of the topic of net neutrality based on the lens of these philosophies. You should acknowledge how each philosophy would approach net neutrality and then provide a detailed analysis of the approach that you align with most. Things to Help You with the Essay Assignment Format: Each assignment will be a short essay in response to the topic question. Essays should be written in a clear and concise fashion, and follow APA Guidelines.
Assignment Marking Scheme:
I. Format (style, organization) – 20% (this includes APA formatting)
II. Clarity – 20%
III. Content – 60%, to be determined as follows:
a. Information – 30%
b. References/Support – 10% (A minimum of 4 sources which may include the textbook). Site the sources properly for full credit.
c. Cyber-Ethics Scope -20%
Structure of a Formal Essay (GUIDELINE only) I. Introduction
a. introduction to general topic engages reader b. narrowing/focusing of topic c. thesis: statement of position taken on topic establishes direction of paper
II. Body a. Part 1
i. Topic sentence
1. supporting evidence 2. explanation/arguments about how evidence supports and develops argument/idea stated in topic sentence
ii. Concluding sentence
1. summarizes key idea 2. links to next section
b. Part 2
i. Topic sentence ii. Argument and Evidence iii. Concluding sentence
c. Part 3
i. Topic sentence ii. Argument and Evidence iii. Concluding sentence
III. Conclusion
a. thesis restatement b. broadening of topic c. statement of importance and/or relevance d. insightful closure

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