A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computers and the Internet / Edition 2

A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computers and the Internet / Edition 2

by Sara Baase
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130082155

ISBN-13: 9780130082152

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book explores social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional and economic implications of computing from a computer scientist's point of view. It covers the issues individuals face as members of a technological society and offers guidance for professionals in computer-related fields. One of the book's goals is to develop computer professionals

Overview

This book explores social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional and economic implications of computing from a computer scientist's point of view. It covers the issues individuals face as members of a technological society and offers guidance for professionals in computer-related fields. One of the book's goals is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large. Chapter topics cover privacy and personal information, encryption and interception of communications, freedom of speech in cyberspace, intellectual property, computer crime, computers and work, broader issues on the impact and control of computers, and professional ethics and responsibilities. For programmers and software engineers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130082152
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Unwrapping the Gift.
2. Privacy and Personal Information.
3. Encryption and Interception of Communications.
4. Can We Trust the Computer?
5. Freedom of Speech in Cyberspace.
6. Intellectual Property.
7. Computer Crime.
8. Computers and Work.
9. Broader Issues on the Impact and Control of Computers.
10. Professional Ethics and Responsibilities.
Epilogue.
Appendix A: The Software Engineering Code and the ACM Code.

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