Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility / Edition 1

Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility / Edition 1

by Terrell Ward Bynum, Simon Rogerson
     
 

This clear and accessible textbookand its associated website offer a state-of-the-art introduction to the burgeoning field of computer ethics and professional responsibility.

Topics covered include the history of computer ethics; the social context of computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks

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Overview

This clear and accessible textbookand its associated website offer a state-of-the-art introduction to the burgeoning field of computer ethics and professional responsibility.

Topics covered include the history of computer ethics; the social context of computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks, and liabilities; computer crime, viruses, and hacking; data protection and privacy; intellectual property and the “open source” movement; global ethics and the Internet.

Editorial introductions to each of the sections outline key issues and concepts in the field. The book is further enriched by a variety of classroom-tested case studies and study questions, as well as lists of useful websites and readings.

Visit the book’s website at www.southernct.edu/organizations/RCCS/Textbook

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855548459
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/19/2003
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Editors' Note: Computing Curricula 2001 Guidelines of IEEE-CS and the ACM
Editors' Introduction: Ethics in the Information Age1
Pt. IWhat Is Computer Ethics?15
1Reason, Relativity, and Responsibility in Computer Ethics21
2Unique Ethical Problems in Information Technology39
3Ethical Decision-Making and Case Analysis in Computer Ethics60
Pt. IIProfessional Responsibility89
4Unintentional Power in the Design of Computing Systems98
5Informatics and Professional Responsibility107
6The Ethics of Software Development Project Management119
Case to Analyze: The London Ambulance Case129
Pt. IIICodes of Ethics133
7No, PAPA: Why Incomplete Codes of Ethics are Worse than None at All142
8On Licensing Computer Professionals157
Case to Analyze: The Chemco Case165
AppExample Codes of Ethics169
App. A1The Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice170
App. A2The Association for Computing Machinery Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct179
App. A3The Australian Computer Society Code of Ethics188
App. A4The British Computer Society Code of Conduct192
App. A5The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Code of Ethics196
App. A6The Institute for the Management of Information Systems Code of Ethics197
Pt. IVSample Topics in Computer Ethics203
9Computer Security and Human Values208
10Are Computer Hacker Break-ins Ethical?227
Case to Analyze: A Flight of Fancy at AeroWright241
11Towards a Theory of Privacy in the Information Age249
12Data Protection in a Changing World263
Case to Analyze: A Small Matter of Privacy274
13Proprietary Rights in Computer Software: Individual and Policy Issues285
14Why Software Should Be Free294
Case to Analyze: Free-Range Property311
15The Computer Revolution and Global Ethics319
16Giving Offense on the Internet327
Case to Analyze: A Clever Idea341
A Final Case to Analyze344
Bibliography347
Index353

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