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13 Reasons Why and the Ethics of Fictional Depictions of Suicide [PDF]

Cooperation and Compromise in the Artworld: The Ethics of Artists Working with Controversial Governments [PDF]

To Release or Not to Release: The Ethics of Glorifying Violent Histories in South Asian Film [PDF]

Taking Charging Bull by the Horns: The Ethics of Artistic Appropriation [PDF]

#MeToo and the Arts: The Met’s Decision Over Balthus’ Thérèse Dreaming [PDF]

Values Preserved in Stone: The Ethics of Confederate Memorials [PDF]

Boldly Going Where Studios Have Gone Before: Fan Fiction and the Ethics of Imitation [PDF]

When Comedic Stereotypes Cease to Be Funny: The Controversy over Apu and The Simpsons [PDF]

When Actors Become Characters: The Ethics of Digital Real-Person Fan Fiction [PDF]

Is It Only A Game? The Ethics of First-Person Shooter Video Games [PDF]

“One Does Not Simply Create a Meme”: The Ethics of Internet Memes [PDF]

Photographic Art and Ethics: When Does Artistic Creativity Become the Exploitation of Children? [PDF]

Faking It: The Ethical Challenges of Computer-Generated Actors [PDF]

More cases coming soon!


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