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We are living in a world that is experiencing an information revolution. The growing web of information technology is transforming our lives and dramatically reshaping the way we conduct business. Its influence has been pervasive and profound. But this rapid diffusion of information technology has also created some notable ethical and social challenges. Case Studies in Information and Computer Ethics offers a collection of diverse cases to help students and computer professionals reflect upon the complex and multi-faceted ethical dilemmas that are emerging in the information age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135338452
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 6/26/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Ethics, Computers, and Information.
2. Frameworks for Ethical Analysis.


3. The Acquisition of Information.
Case 3.1. Competitive Analysis at PM Software, Inc. Case 3.2. Fare Game or Foul Play? Case 3.3. E-Mail Policy at Johnson & Dresser. Case 3.4. The Topper Travel Agency. Case 3.5. The Franklin Trucking Corporation.

4. Information Access.
Case 4.1. Micromarketing and Customer Information Systems. Case 4.2. The Lotus "MarketPlace: Households" Product Controversy. Case 4.3. Southern Midland Bank: A Case for the Data Policy Committee. Case 4.4. United Industries International, Inc. Case 4.5. Note on Data Protection in Sweden.

5. Information Stewardship.
Case 5.1. It's Not Your Job to be a "Data Cop!" Case 5.2. Data Accuracy and the Credit Bureau Industry. Case 5.3. Medical Records Privacy and the MIB. Case 5.4. Physician's Computer Network and the Mining of Patient Records. Case 5.5. Government Computer Matching.


6. Software Ownership and Intellectual Property Issues.
Case 6.1. Piracy on the Internet. Case 6.2. "It's Never Right to Copy Software." Case 6.3. Whose Program is This? Case 6.4. Doric Conversion Technologies, Inc. Case 6.5. Software Compatibility and ReverseEngineering. Case 6.6. The IBM-Fujitsu Dispute.

7. Computer Security and Computer Crimes.
Case 7.1. The Disgruntled Consultant. Case 7.2. Internet Abstinence (A, B). Case 7.3. A Programmer's Dilemma. Case 7.4. A Harmless Prank. Case 7.5. Interview with a Hacker. Case 7.6. The Case of Craig Neidorf.

8. Liability, Safety, and Reliability.
Case 8.1. Prodigy Services Co. and Bulletin Board Liability. Case 8.2. The Therac-25. Case 8.3. NCR's Warehouse Manager. Case 8.4. Intel's Pentium Chip Product Controversy. Case 8.5. The Product Manager. Case 8.6. Chicago.


9. The Social Impact of Computer Technology.
Case 9.1. Ethics, Technology, and the Workplace. Case 9.2. Social Questions and the Internet. Case 9.3. Censorship at New England University. Case 9.4. The Cryto Wars. Case 9.5. High-Tech Gambling.

References (Arranged by subject matter).
Appendix (AMC Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct).
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