Computer Ethics

Cautionary Tales and Ethical Dilemmas in Computing

Author: Tom Forester,Perry Morrison

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262560733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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For anyone interested in the issues arising from computer malfunctions and, moreperniciously, from misuse, this new edition of Computer Ethics is right on the mark. Widelyacclaimed for its readability and its balanced and authoritative coverage, Computer Ethics has beenthoroughly revised and updated with new anecdotes, new revelations, and lively discussion of theethical, social, and professional issues arising from the computer revolution, such as computercrime, software theft, hacking, viruses, and the invasion of privacy.An entirely rewritten firstchapter is followed by expanded chapters that contain compelling new case studies and analyses. Anew final section contains 10 hypothetical scenarios for group discussion. Copies of the ACM Code ofEthics and the ACM-IEEE Computing Curricula are included in the appendixes.Tom Forester is SeniorLecturer in the School of Computing and Information Technology at Griffith University, Queensland,Australia, and is editor or author of seven books on the social aspects of computers. Perry Morrisonlectures in psychology at the National University of Singapore.
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Computer Ethics

A Global Perspective

Author: Stamatellos

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763740845

Category: Computers

Page: 141

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The rapid advancement of information technology in modern societies affects the way we live, communicate, work, and entertain. Computers and computer networks formulate an information age in which traditional ethical questions are re-examined and new questions arise concerning moral standards for human behavior. Computer Ethics: A Global Perspective presents a clear and concise introduction to the ethical and social issues sparked by our ever-growing information society at the local and global level. Designed for use as a main text in undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on computer, business, and applied ethics, the text is also ideal for the Information Technology in a Global Society course for the International Baccalaureate diploma. The text considers the impact of digitized information on individuals and societies and includes discussions on privacy, reliability, security, intellectual property, control, equality of access, and authenticity, with insights from the scientists and philosophers who have attempted to evaluate, explain, and resolve these issues. The text also discusses the social impact of information technology in different areas of human life such as business, health, education, entertainment and politics.
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Computer Ethics

Author: Robert Plotkin

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816077557

Category: Computers

Page: 188

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Discusses topics related to ethics on the Internet, such as privacy issues, security issues, anonymous communication, virtual worlds, copyright and fair use, and netiquette.
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Morality and Machines

Perspectives on Computer Ethics

Author: Stacey L. Edgar

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763717674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 522

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Morality and Machines, Second Edition examines the moral issues that emerge from the influence of computers and technology on society today. The text provides an ethical foundation upon which readers can develop informed opinions about software piracy, computer crimes, artificial intelligence and more. With in-depth analysis of current moral and social problems, this text is an ideal resource for readers interested in philosophy, technological sciences, and computer ethics. This book is unique in that it takes seriously the need to lay a sound ethical basis for dealing with the technology of computers. The first two chapters of the book take on various positions that challenge the possibility of ethics and meet them head-on with counterarguments. The possibility of a viable ethics having been defended, Chapter 3 examines the most promising approaches to ethics, so that the explorer in the new realm with have appropriate tools and, if necessary, weapons at hand. At the end of the chapter, suggestions are given for approaching any ethical problem. Once armed, the adventurer is ready to investigate the various parts of the new country, described in the remaining chapters of the book.
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The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Author: Kenneth E. Himma,Herman T. Tavani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470281804

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

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This handbook provides an accessible overview of the most important issues in information and computer ethics. It covers: foundational issues and methodological frameworks; theoretical issues affecting property, privacy, anonymity, and security; professional issues and the information-related professions; responsibility issues and risk assessment; regulatory issues and challenges; access and equity issues. Each chapter explains and evaluates the central positions and arguments on the respective issues, and ends with a bibliography that identifies the most important supplements available on the topic.
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Computers, Ethics & Social Values

Author: Deborah G. Johnson,Helen Fay Nissenbaum

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 714

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This is a book deals with the ethical and social issues arising from the development and deployment of computers in society. A wide diversity of opinions and perspectives are presented. The text offers a balance between theoretical analysis, and describes real-life cases. It's scope and purpose is to raise interest in and awareness of the issues, and to encourage readers to think about how the power of computer technology may be used to benefit and not to harm, and to raise the quality of life of all members of our society.
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The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487523

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have profoundly changed many aspects of life, including the nature of entertainment, work, communication, education, healthcare, industrial production and business, social relations and conflicts. They have had a radical and widespread impact on our moral lives and hence on contemporary ethical debates. The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, first published in 2010, provides an ambitious and authoritative introduction to the field, with discussions of a range of topics including privacy, ownership, freedom of speech, responsibility, technological determinism, the digital divide, cyber warfare, and online pornography. It offers an accessible and thoughtful survey of the transformations brought about by ICTs and their implications for the future of human life and society, for the evaluation of behaviour, and for the evolution of moral values and rights. It will be a valuable book for all who are interested in the ethical aspects of the information society in which we live.
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Computer Ethics

Analyzing Information Technology

Author: Deborah G. Johnson,Keith Miller

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780131112414

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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Written in clear, accessible prose, the Fourth edition ofComputer Ethics brings together philosophy, law, and technology. The text provides an in-depth exploration and analysis of a broad range of topics regarding the ethical implications of widespread use of computer technology. The approach is normative while also exposing the student to alternative ethical stances.
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Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Author: Terrell Ward Bynum,Simon Rogerson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781855548459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 378

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This clear and accessible textbookand its associated website offer a state of the art introduction to the burgeoning field of computer ethics and professional responsibility. Includes discussion of hot topics such as the history of computing; the social context of computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks and liabilities; computer crime, viruses and hacking; data protection and privacy; intellectual property and the “open source” movement; global ethics and the internet Introduces key issues and concepts at the start of each section, and features classroom-tested study questions, and lists of useful websites and further reading Provides a wealth of relevant case studies, and an easy-to learn case-analysis technique Is accompanied by a website, offering sample student answers, additional study questions, example case analyses, and discussion forums Visit the website at www.southernct.edu/organizations/RCCS/Textbook
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Computers, Ethics, and Society

Author: M. David Ermann,Michele S. Shauf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195143027

Category: Computers

Page: 249

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As computers have become increasingly important in our everyday lives, their potential to strip away our privacy and autonomy increases exponentially. This book offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary set of readings on the ethical and social implications of computer technology. Taking into account technical, social, and philosophical issues, the contributors consider topics such as the work-related ramifications of automation, the ethical obligations of computer specialists, and the threats to privacy that come with increased computerization.
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Computer Ethics

A Case-based Approach

Author: Robert N. Barger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113947264X

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Teaches students how to solve ethical dilemmas in the field of computing, taking a philosophical, rather than a legal, approach to the topic. It first examines the principles of Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, and Philosophical Analysis, explaining how each of them might be adopted as a basis for solving computing dilemmas. The book then presents a worksheet of key questions to be used in solving dilemmas. Twenty-nine cases, drawn from the real-life experiences of computer professionals, are included in the book as a means to let students experiment with solving ethical dilemmas and identify the philosophical underpinnings of the solutions.
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Business Computer Ethics

Author: Duncan Langford

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780201342796

Category: Business

Page: 190

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This text equips the reader with an understanding of ethical issues in the field of business computing. It makes those who work with or are responsible for computers and computer systems aware of the relevance of these issues through discussion of real examples.
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Computer Ethics

Author: John Weckert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351949810

Category: Philosophy

Page: 516

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The study of the ethical issues related to computer use developed primarily in the 1980s, although a number of important papers were published in previous decades, many of which are contained in this volume. Computer ethics, as the field became known, flourished in the following decades. The emphasis initially was more on the computing profession: on questions related to the development of systems, the behaviour of computing professionals and so on. Later the focus moved to the Internet and to users of computer and related communication technologies. This book reflects these different emphases and has articles on most of the important issues, organised into sections on the history and nature of computer ethics, cyberspace, values and technology, responsibility and professionalism, privacy and surveillance, what computers should not do and morality and machines.
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Case Studies in Information and Computer Ethics

Author: Richard A. Spinello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 285

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This flexible book addresses the most salient ethical issues of the information age, and illustrates the most pressing concerns of computer specialists and information managers today. Encourages an action- approach to learning, with all cases requiring readers to develop an action plan within the bounds of ethical probit y and social acceptability. It offers a perfect balance for all levels of users - neither too technical for the novice in computer issues, nor overly simplistic for those experienced in computer related subjects. Offers a broad collection of case studies on information and computer ethics. Explores the neglected topic of information ethics, specifically issues involved in the acquisition, access, and stewardship of information resources. Includes a comprehensive overview of several ethical frameworks with a seven step model for case analysis. For professionals in computer science, engineering, business, and information management.
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Ethics in a Computing Culture

Author: William Brinkman,Alton Sanders

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111531102

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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ETHICS IN A COMPUTING CULTURE introduces key ideas in moral theory and professionalism to explore the hottest topics in computer ethics. With a unique blend of theory, application, and critical thinking exercises, each chapter underscores the interdisciplinary links between computing and diverse areas of study. Abundant multicultural cases are presented throughout to highlight contrasts and conflicts in ethical perspectives across the globe. ETHICS IN A COMPUTING CULTURE encourages students to continually read, reflect and write to hone sharp critical thinking skills. Students learn that that computing is not a purely technical discipline but one with moral and social implications that affect everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Computer ethics

a guide for a new age

Author: Douglas W. Johnson

Publisher: Brethren Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 120

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Discusses Ethical Problems Such as Illegal Entry into Private, Corporate or Government Computer Systems
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The Ethics of Computer Games

Author: Miguel Sicart

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262261537

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Despite the emergence of computer games as a dominant cultural industry (and the accompanying emergence of computer games as the subject of scholarly research), we know little or nothing about the ethics of computer games. Considerations of the morality of computer games seldom go beyond intermittent portrayals of them in the mass media as training devices for teenage serial killers. In this first scholarly exploration of the subject, Miguel Sicart addresses broader issues about the ethics of games, the ethics of playing the games, and the ethical responsibilities of game designers. He argues that computer games are ethical objects, that computer game players are ethical agents, and that the ethics of computer games should be seen as a complex network of responsibilities and moral duties. Players should not be considered passive amoral creatures; they reflect, relate, and create with ethical minds. The games they play are ethical systems, with rules that create gameworlds with values at play. Drawing on concepts from philosophy and game studies, Sicart proposes a framework for analyzing the ethics of computer games as both designed objects and player experiences. After presenting his core theoretical arguments and offering a general theory for understanding computer game ethics, Sicart offers case studies examining single-player games (using Bioshock as an example), multiplayer games (illustrated by Defcon), and online gameworlds (illustrated by World of Warcraft) from an ethical perspective. He explores issues raised by unethical content in computer games and its possible effect on players and offers a synthesis of design theory and ethics that could be used as both analytical tool and inspiration in the creation of ethical gameplay.
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Computer Ethics

Youth Attitude and Behavior in Digital Piracy

Author: Siu-Fan Sylvia So,蘇少芬

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 9781374723283

Category:

Page: N.A

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This dissertation, "Computer Ethics: Youth Attitude and Behavior in Digital Piracy" by Siu-fan, Sylvia, So, 蘇少芬, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract As the title of this research is "Computer ethics: Youth attitude and behavior in digital piracy," a quantitative research based on the data extracted from a data set of a study on the Influence of Information Technology on Hong Kong Youths carried out by the researchers of the Centre of Information Technology in School and Teacher Education (CITE) of the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong was conducted to investigate youth attitude and behavior in digital piracy with focus on software piracy and downloading of MP3 or graphics. Exploration on relationship of demographic factors (such as age, gender, education level) and computer usage pattern with youth attitude and behavior in digital piracy was carried out in the present study. Besides, the composite model of attitude-behavior relation found from the literature was modified with the integration of Kohlberg's stages of moral development to form the base of the theoretical framework in this research. The research findings were analyzed to reflect the real situation of digital piracy in our society and then give recommendations to schools on implementation of new IT-related ethical subjects. Finally, limitations and implications of this research were presented to give footprints for future research. 12 DOI: 10.5353/th_b2996055 Subjects: Piracy (Copyright) - Moral and ethical aspects Youth - China - Hong Kong - Attitudes
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Computer Ethics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467262765

Category: Education

Page: 18

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Computer Ethics. In this book, you will learn topics such as Ethics in IT-Configured Societies, Information Flow, Privacy, and Surveillance, Digital Intellectual Property, and Digital Order plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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