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Case Studies in Information and Computer Ethics / Edition 1

Case Studies in Information and Computer Ethics / Edition 1

by Richard A. Spinello, Richard A. Sinello
     
 

ISBN-10: 013533845X

ISBN-13: 9780135338452

Pub. Date: 06/26/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135338452
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
06/26/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART I INTRODUCTION 1(21)
1 Ethics, Computers, and Information
1(21)
2 Frameworks for Ethical Analysis
22(29)
PART II INFORMATION ETHICS 51(73)
3 The Acquisition of Information
51(21)
Case 3.1 Competitive Analysis at PM Software, Inc.
53(5)
Case 3.2 Fare Game or Foul Play?
58(3)
Case 3.3 E-Mail Policy at Johnson & Dresser
61(3)
Case 3.4 The Topper Travel Agency
64(4)
Case 3.5 The Franklin Trucking Corporation
68(4)
4 Information Access
72(29)
Case 4.1 Micromarketing and Customer Information Systems
75(4)
Case 4.2 The Lotus "MarketPlace: Households" Product Controversy
79(5)
Case 4.3 Southern Midland Bank: A Case for the Data Policy Committee
84(4)
Case 4.4 United Industries International, Inc.
88(4)
Case 4.5 Note on Data Protection in Sweden
92(9)
5 Information Stewardship
101(23)
Case 5.1 It's Not Your Job to Be a "Data Cop!"
103(2)
Case 5.2 Data Accuracy and the Credit Bureau Industry
105(6)
Case 5.3 Medical Records Privacy and the MIB
111(4)
Case 5.4 Physician's Computer Network and the Mining of Patient Records
115(3)
Case 5.5 Government Computer Matching
118(6)
PART III COMPUTER SCIENCE ETHICS 124(109)
6 Software Ownership and Intellectual Property Issues
124(41)
Case 6.1 Piracy on the Internet
127(2)
Case 6.2 "It's Never Right to Copy Software"
129(3)
Case 6.3 Whose Program Is This?
132(3)
Case 6.4 Doric Conversion Technologies, Inc.
135(3)
Case 6.5 Software Compatibility and Reverse Engineering
138(7)
Case 6.6 The IBM-Fujitsu Dispute
145(20)
7 Computer Security and Computer Crimes
165(25)
Case 7.1 The Disgruntled Consultant
168(2)
Case 7.2 Internet Abstinence (A,B)
170(4)
Case 7.3 A Programmer's Dilemma
174(6)
Case 7.4 A Harmless Prank
180(2)
Case 7.5 Interview with a Hacker
182(3)
Case 7.6 The Case of Craig Neidorf
185(5)
8 Liability, Safety, and Reliability
190(43)
Case 8.1 Prodigy Services Co. and Bulletin Board Liability
193(5)
Case 8.2 The Therac-25
198(5)
Case 8.3 NCR's Warehouse Manager
203(2)
Case 8.4 Intel's Pentium Chip Product Controversy
205(6)
Case 8.5 The Product Manager
211(14)
Case 8.6 Chicago
224(9)
PART IV SOCIAL ISSUES 233(32)
9 The Social Impact of Computer Technology
233(32)
Case 9.1 Ethics, Technology, and the Workplace
235(8)
Case 9.2 Social Questions and the Internet
243(8)
Case 9.3 Censorship at New England University
251(3)
Case 9.4 The Cryto Wars
254(5)
Case 9.5 High-Tech Gambling
259(6)
References 265(5)
Appendix 270(11)
Index 281

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