Computer Ethics

Computer Ethics - Mike Gemmati Mr. Bossert CIS 106.02...

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Mike Gemmati Mr. Bossert CIS 106.02 November 25 th 2007 Computer Ethics As of September 2003, there were approximately 70 million Americans or about 62 percent of the American population had at least one home computer. Another statistic is that about 55% of people also have internet on there home computers. In everyday life it is important for a person to have good ethics; this is also true about computer usage. Due to the fact that more then half of the American population owns computers, computer ethics are a growing concern in a rapidly changing society. Computer ethics can be broken down in to many topics including piracy, hacking, viruses, spam, phishing, and responsibility of use of software, cyber porn, and invasion of privacy and the use of the computer in the work place. Also there are many issues both moral and professional that a person who uses a computer might face. Piracy which by definition is reproduction, distribution and use of software without permission of the owner of copyright, poses some serious ethical problems. The free exchange of copyrighted materials is piracy as it undermines the ability of copyright holders (and their representatives) to control the sale and distribution of goods to which they—and only they—own the rights. Probably the best known and most widely practiced form of piracy is the distribution
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2009 for the course CIS 106 taught by Professor Bossert during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Brockport.

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Computer Ethics - Mike Gemmati Mr. Bossert CIS 106.02...

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