This book is appropriate for any standalone Computers and Society or Computer Ethics course offered by a computer science, business, or philosophy department, as well as special modules in any advanced CS course.
In an era where information technology changes constantly, a thoughtful response to these rapid changes requires a basic understanding of IT history, an awareness of current issues, and a familiarity with ethics. Ethics for the Information Age is unique in its balanced coverage of ethical theories used to analyze problems encountered by computer professionals in today's environment. By presenting provocative issues such as social networking, government surveillance, and intellectual property from all points of view, this market-leading text challenges students to think critically and draw their own conclusions, which ultimately prepares them to become responsible, ethical users of future technologies.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help:
Encourage Critical Thinking: A balanced, impartial approach to ethical issues avoids biased arguments, encouraging students to consider and analyze issues for themselves.
Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: A thoughtful response to information technology requires an awareness of current information-technology-related issues.
Support Learning: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
Brief Table of Contents Preface xxiii 1 Catalysts for Change 1 An Interview with Dalton Conley 77 2 Introduction to Ethics 79 An Interview with James Moor 175 3 Networked Communications 179 An Interview with Michael Liebhold 265 4 Intellectual Property 269 An Interview with June Besek 375 5 Information Privacy 379 An Interview with Michael Zimmer 443 6 Privacy and the Government 447 An Interview with Jerry Berman 523 7 Computer and Network Security 527 An Interview with Matt Bishop 593 8 Computer Reliability 597 An Interview with Avi Rubin 671 9 Professional Ethics 673 An Interview with Paul Axtell 739 10 Work and Wealth 743 An Interview with Martin Ford 809 Appendix A: Plagiarism 813 Index 817