MC7304 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS NOTES ANNA UNIVERSITY

MC7304 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS NOTES ANNA UNIVERSITY

UNIT I COMPUTER ETHICS INTRODCUTION AND COMPUTER HACKING

  • A general Introduction
  • Computer ethics: an overview
  • Identifying an ethical issue
  • Ethics and law
  • Ethical theories
  • Professional Code of conduct
  • An ethical dilemma
  • A framework for ethical decision making
  • Computer hacking introduction
  • definition of hacking
  • Destructive programs
  • Hacker ethics
  • Professional constraints
  • BCS code of conduct
  • To hack or not to hack?
  • Ethical positions on hacking

UNIT II ASPECTS OF COMPUTER CRIME AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • RIGHTS
  • Aspects of computer crime
  • Introduction
  • What is computer crime
  • computer security measures
  • Professional duties and obligations
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • The nature of Intellectual property
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Software Issues, Copyright
  • The extent and nature of software piracy
  • Ethical and professional issues
  • Free software and open source code

UNIT III REGULATING INTERNET CONTENT, TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY

  • Introduction
  • In defence of freedom expression
  • Censorship
  • Laws upholding free speech
  • Free speech and the Internet
  • Ethical and professional issues
  • Internet technologies and privacy
  • Safety and risk
  • Assessment of safety and risk
  • Risk benefit analysis
  • Reducing risk

UNIT IV COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES

  • Introduction
  • Principle of equal access
  • Obstacles to access for individuals
  • Professional responsibility
  • Empowering computers in the workplace
  • Introduction
  • Computers and employment
  • Computers and the quality of work
  • Computerized monitoring in the work place
  • Telecommuting
  • Social, legal and professional issues
  • Use of Software, Computers and Internet-based Tools
  • Liability for Software errors
  • Documentation Authentication and Control
  • Software engineering code of ethics and practices
  • IEEE-CS
  • ACM Joint task force

UNIT V SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL NETWORKING

  • Software Development
  • Strategies for engineering quality standards
  • Quality management standards
  • Social Networking
  • Company owned social network web site
  • The use of social networks in the hiring process
  • Social Networking ethical issues
  • Cyber bullying
  • Cyber stalking
  • Online virtual world
  • Crime in virtual world
  • Digital rights management
  • Online defamation
  • Piracy Fraud
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