Ethics for the information age

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Pearson/Addison-Wesley, 2005 - Computers - 424 pages
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This book provides modern coverage of the ethics that surround information technology. It offers readers a timely, balanced, and impartial treatment of computer ethics. It introduces ethical theories early and uses them throughout the book to evaluate moral problems related to information technology. Earlier chapters focus on issues concerned with the individual computer user including, email, spam, intellectual property, open source movement, free speech, and Web censorship. Later chapters focus on issues with greater impact on society as a whole such as privacy, computer and network security, and computer error. The final chapter discusses professionalism and the Software Engineering Code of Ethics. All users of technology who are concerned with understanding the legal, moral, and ethical decisions surrounding that technology.

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User Review  - readafew - LibraryThing

Of all the text books I've had to read for my masters classes, this is the one I enjoyed the most. It was well written and had a lot of interesting situations to think about the morality of what was done or should have been done. Read full review

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User Review  - Keith - Goodreads

I'm reading the third edition but it doesn't seem to be listed here. I would highly recommend this book to students of computer science, software engineering, and instructors teaching a course in ... Read full review

Contents

Catalysts for Change
1
Introduction to Ethics
47
Networking
91
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Michael J. Quinn is a professor of computer science at Oregon State University.

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