Computer ethics and professional responsibility
Read Part IV. (Bynum, Terrell Ward and Rogerson, Simon (eds.), Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility (New York: Blackwell Publishing, 2003). to answer the assgnement
– Response Paper 1 (ethical evaluation of a case study on security or privacy).Write a 2-3 page essay on the following question, illustrating your arguments with real-world examples you have experienced and/or read about. Include at least one apt quotation.Choose either the case study on computer security (the Aerowright case) or the one on privacy (the Micham Medical Center case) and present your recommendations for improving the IT systems based on ethical and professional guidelines.
– Response Paper 2 (ethical evaluation of a case study on intellectual property or global information).Write a 2-3 page essay on the following question, illustrating your arguments with real-world examples you have experienced and/or read about. Include at least one apt quotation.Choose either the case study on intellectual property (the George Freestuff case) or the case study on global information (the Joe Clever case) and develop a response based on ethical and professional guidelines.=========Response Paper 31. Security and Privacy.(a) Define Security and Privacy in an IT context. What kinds of things may need to be kept secure or private?(b) With one or more concrete examples, explain 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of computer security from an ethical point of view. [2-3 page essay]
2. Intellectual Property and Information.(a) Define Intellectual Property and Global Information in an IT context. How are intellectual property rights in conflict with the globalization of information?
(b) In the case of (i) scientific inventions, (ii) source code for applications and systems software and (iii) original writing (e.g. a novel / children’s story), what are the advantages and disadvantages of open vs. restricted access from an ethical point of view? Can a compromise be found that makes some information free, but suitably rewards original work? [2-3 page essay]