week 3 dq 1 & 2

Week 3 dq 1 - doing it which also makes a big impact if others do the same Dq2 I think the reason we still need laws even though most companies

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Dq1 I chose Is Digital Piracy Unethical? Or Just Illegal? I find this case especially interesting because I use to be one of those individuals that would download music off of napster. I remember when it first came out and my thinking was the same as in the text. I always thought, "I'm just one person, how could they possible lose so much money?" I didn't realize how many people were doing it. When they shut down napster, I stopped downloading music. I have seen other software such as Kazza, but decided not to take part in it. I would have to say ethics and decision-making play a huge part on the impact of the music and movie industry. I think people feel that it's not technically stealing so really morals don't come in to play, and their decision is to continue doing it, which threatens those industries. For me personally, my ethics are different. I saw that it was wrong so I made a choice to stop
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Unformatted text preview: doing it, which also makes a big impact if others do the same. Dq2 I think the reason we still need laws even though most companies conduct business ethically is for the others that choose not to. That would be like saying, "Most people would never commit murder, so why should there be a law against it?” If you don't break any laws, chances are you have good standard ethics. I think most laws are made up of good ethics. An example of a business not having good ethics and therefore needing laws to govern what they do would be, if an oil changing company takes the used oil from the vehicles they service and dump it out back, hurting the environment. I would think that a company would never do this but, who knows, and that's why laws are put in place....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course BUS 210 taught by Professor Scottrought during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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