Case Studies in Information Technology Ethics / Edition 2by Richard A. Spinello
Pub. Date: 08/28/2002
@ This collection of 42 high-quality, well-researched case studies on information and computer ethics addresses the most salient ethical issues of the information age, and illustrates the key concerns of computer specialists and information managers today. It engages readers who are novices in computer issues—and those who are more involved—in/b>… See more details below
@ This collection of 42 high-quality, well-researched case studies on information and computer ethics addresses the most salient ethical issues of the information age, and illustrates the key concerns of computer specialists and information managers today. It engages readers who are novices in computer issues—and those who are more involved—in an exciting discovery process. The cases encompass areas such as privacy, free speech, intellectual property, Internet access, and policy discussions—and feature the Microsoft trial, the Napster case, the FBI's Carnivore technology, and the AOL Time Warner merger. For managers, executives, and IT professionals who work in the field of computer technology, and for use in corporate management education programs.
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Table of Contents
1. Frameworks for Ethical and Policy Analysis.
2. Free Expression in Cyberspace.
Excerpts from the Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000 (CHIPA). Multnomah Public Library et al. v. U.S. Censorship at New England University. Jake Baker. Encryption Source Code and the First Amendment. CompuServe Deutschland. Veil of Censorship.
3. Intellectual Property Issues I: Software Ownership.
Piracy on the Internet. “It's Never Right to Copy Software.” Whose Program is This? Doric Conversion Technologies, Inc. Software Compatibility and Reverse Engineering.
4. Intellectual Property Issues II: Digital Music, Interconnectivity, and Trespass.
The Napster Case. Ditto.com. Ticketmaster v. Microsoft. Metatags and Search Engine Baiting. Spiders at the Auction.
5. Privacy and Information Process.
Consumer Privacy. The Lotus Marketplace: Households Product Controversy. Toysmart.com and the Fate of its Customer List. Privacy Pressures: The Use of Web Bugs at HomeConnection. Workplace Privacy. E-Mail Privacy at Johnson & Dresser. The Topper Travel Agency. Privacy and Public Safety. The FBI's Carnivore Technology. Crypto Wars.
6. Security and Cybercrime.
The Disgruntled Consultant. Security Breach at IKON. A Harmless Prank. Interview with a Hacker. The Case of Craig Neidorf. Hacktivism.
7. Liability, Reliability, and Safety Issues.
Prodigy Services Co. and Bulletin Board Liability. The Therac-25. NCR's Warehouse Manager. Intel's Pentium Chip Product Controversy. Sun's Server Problems. The Product Manager. Chicago.
8. Fair Competition and Access Issues.
Microsoft Corporation (A): The United States of America v. Microsoft. Microsoft Corporation (B): Windows XP. The AOL Time Warner Merger. AT&T and the City of Portland. Note on the Digital Divide.
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