Computer Use Policy : What Is Ethical?

1605 WordsNov 29, 20167 Pages
Computer Use Policy What is Ethical Computing? Computer ethics by the definition are a set of rules or principles which governs the actions of a particular individual or a group about computers in general. So basically computer ethics are moral principle which regulates the computer usage and its methods. The common topics that are covered under these principles are copyright infringement, plagiarism, piracy, privacy concerns of the individuals etc. For example, it 's much easier to copy someone’s work as cite it as your own to reduce the amount you have to spend on research, ethics say that you should avoid that. It’s very easy and economical to just download software’s, games, movies, music etc without paying to the developers, ethics demand that you should pay for it. As computers are used in everyday tasks, it 's very important that we use it in a way which is good for society as well as us. Computer ethics promotes discussion on this subject, about how we should use computers in accordance with the society that we live in. Plagiarism and Copyright There is some misconception between these two words that they basically mean the same thing. They are similar yes, but certainly not the same. Plagiarism is practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as your own. It is using someone else’s work without giving them the due credit or citation for it. In other words, it’s an act of fraud. First stealing off someone’s work and then lying that you
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