Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Introductory Text and Readings
Terrell Ward Bynum, Simon Rogerson, Blackwell PubISBN: 1855548453; 9781855548459;
This clear and accessible textbook and its associated website offer a state-of-the-art introduction to the burgeoning field of computer ethics and professional responsibility. Topics covered include the history of computer ethics; the social contextof computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks, and liabilities; computer crime, viruses, and hacking; data protection and privacy; intellectual property and the "open source" movement; global ethics and the Internet. Editorial introductions to each of the sections outline key issues and concepts in the field. The book is further enriched by a variety of classroom-tested case studies and study questions, as well as lists of usefulwebsites and readings.