Case Studies in Information Technology Ethics

Case Studies in Information Technology Ethics

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For junior/senior-level and graduate courses in Computer, Business, Engineering, and Information Technology Ethics in departments of business, philosophy, and humanities.Collection of 42 high-quality, well-researched case studies on information technology ethics and offers a practical balance for all levels of students-neither too technical for the novice in computer issues, nor overly simplistic for those majoring in computer related subjects.
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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130991503
  • 9780130991508

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Case Studies in Information Technology Ethics, Second Edition, is a versatile learning tool that offers a collection of diverse cases to help students and managers reflect on the multi-faceted ethical dilemmas that are emerging in the networked world. This book contains forty-two high-quality and well-researched case studies that address areas such as cybercrime, privacy, intellectual property, and equitable access. Many of these cases illustrate the interplay of strategic objectives with law, public policy. and ethical norms. The text is designed to appeal to all student levels--it is neither too technical for the novice in information technology issues, nor is it too simplistic for those with a more sophisticated background.

New to this Edition Twenty-two new cases along with new chapters on free speech and interconnectivity issues such as the proper use of hyperlinks and metatags. All cases have been updated where necessary to reflect changes in laws or policies. There is a focus on policy issues, featuring cases on the information infrastructure, open access to the Internet, and the digital divide. There are cases on controversial and current topics such as the Microsoft antitrust trial, Napster and digital music, the AOL Time Warner merger, the FBI's Carnivore technology, and the use of encryption software.
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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.Bibliography. Index.
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