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Computer Ethics - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0132903394

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ISBN13: 978-0132903394
ISBN10: 0132903393
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1994
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Computer Ethics - 2ND 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132903394

Deborah G. Johnson

ISBN13: 978-0132903394
ISBN10: 0132903393
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 94
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

Written in clear, accessible prose, this text brings together philosophy, law, and technology to provide a rigorous, in-depth exploration and analysis of a broad range of topics regarding the ethical implications of widespread use of computer technology.

Features

  • Proposes that the ethical issues surrounding computers are new species of traditional and recurrent moral issues.
  • Provides an introductory chapter which asks and answers the question of why we need to study computer ethics and what it is all about.
    • Describes the important role that analogical thinking can play in working through computer issues
  • Contains a new chapter on autonomy and access.
  • Refocuses the chapter on Professional Ethics to emphasize the social responsibilities of computer professionals.
  • Features a chapter on Crime, Abuse, and Hacker Ethics.
    • Gives a balanced view that carefully examines the arguments hackers give in defending their behavior
  • Updates the legal environment of property rights in computer software, and explores the issue of the moral permissibility of individual copying.
  • Extends the discussion of the general problem of diffusion of responsibility and looks at the liability for contents of bulletin boards.
  • Begins chapters with short real-life scenarios (depicting situations that pose a computer ethical issue).
  • Adds chapter study questions, essay questions, and exercises.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction : What Is Computer Ethics?
2. Philosophical Ethics.
3. Professional Ethics.
4. Property Rights in Computer Software.
5. Computers and Privacy.
6. Crime, Abuse, and Hacker Ethics.
7. Responsibility and Liability.
8. The Social Implications of Computers : Autonomy and Access.

Appendix: Codes of Professional Ethics:
ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (1992)
Guidelines to the ACM Code
ACM Code of Professional Conduct (1973)
IEEE Code of Ethics (1990)
Index.

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