(use with the PowerPoint “Computer Ethics”)
1. What is the definition of ethics?
“The principals of right and wrong that individuals, acting as free moral agents, use to make choices to guide their behavior.”
2. In what situations are people expected to follow ethical standards of conduct?
Two opposing courses of action
Both support worthwhile causes
3. List the six factors that determine how you decide ethical issues
Likelihood of effect
Time to consequences
Reach of result
4. What is intellectual property?
Intangible property created by individuals or corporations
5. What is copyright?
Prevents copying, but does not protect underlying ideas.
6. What is a trade secret?
Novel ideas not in public domain. Employees must sign nondisclosure agreement.
7. What is a patent?
Grants exclusive monopoly for 20 years, idea must be disclosed publicly.
8. What is the Fair Use Doctrine?
Says that you may use copyrighted material in certain situations — for example, in the creation of new work or, within certain limits, for teaching purposes.
9. In general, what are the allotments in using copyrighted material?
Up to 10 percent of the total or three minutes, whichever is less.
Up to 10 percent of the total or 1,000 words, whichever is less.
Lyrics, music & videos up to 10 percent of the work but no more than 30 seconds of the music or lyrics from an individual musical work.
Illustrations or pictures
-no more than five images from one artist or photographer.
-no more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, from a collection.
10. What is plagiarism?
Act of using and passing off someone else’s words, ideas, music, etc. as your own.
You don’t steal someone’s intellectual property just as you don’t steal their personal property.
11. Who owns e-mail at work?
12. Why do companies monitor employees’ use of the Internet?
13. When you send an e-mail, how many computers does it go to?
14. What are the costs of non-work related Internet access by employees?
15. What is a cookie?
a small record deposited on your hard disk by a Web site containing information