Ethics Web

The Ethics Web:
Ethics on the Net

  1. The AUP and Permission Slip
  2. Article from Chronicle on copyright
  3. Cyberspace Law
  4. The Cybrary Reference desk: Right column.
  5. Computer Ethics, Laws, Privacy issues
  6. Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Public interest group concerned with impact of computer technology on society.
  7. Copyright & Fair Use
  8. CyberReader's Censorship Chapter
  9. CyberSociety
  10. Ethics In Computing Created and maintained by Professor Edward F. Gehringer of North Carolina State University, this site offers a good selection of thoughtful articles and essays on a series of topics related to ethics in computing. The writings are organized in eight categories accessed via an interactive map. These include privacy, intellectual property, speech issues, and social justice issues, among others. Selecting a category takes users to a list of topics, each of which links to papers and articles located off-site. Each topic page also contains a study guide and discussion questions or lecture notes. A nice, straightforward resource on an important topic.
  11. The Ethical Spectacle
  12. Ethics resources from NYTimes
  13. Fair Use & Copyright
  14. Hacker ethics Stallman interview.
  15. Institute for Global Ethics
  16. Jeffrey Galin's collection Great resources for this and other matters of copyright etc..
  17. Josephson Institute of Ethics
  18. Online Internet Institute a collaborative project of Internet educators and users.
  19. Plagiarism: the scholastic plague.
  20. Professional Ethics
  21. Rhetorics of the Web
  22. Ten Big Myths about copyright explained
  23. Truth. Lies. Rumors, and Rambles An Equal Voice For All.
  24. Wizards, Toads, and Ethics from CMC Magazine by Wes Cooper
  25. Keeping it Legal by Jamie McKenzie from From Now On Vol 5 No 7 June 1996.
  26. Purloined Letters by James R Kincaid from New Yorker
  27. Selected Books on Computer ethics.
  28. The Cyber Pilot's License

Some Examples from Real Life
  • "Student Writers Try to Duck the Censors by Going Online" by Jeffrey Selingo New York Times, June 7, 2001. The evolving legal issues surrounding student-run websites is explored in this article, with a focus on underground online newspapers. Legal battles have assured students the freedom to publish, on their own time and from personal computers, any material about their school, fellow students, and teachers that they please. Some school officials would prefer to ban "unofficial" newspapers altogether, and expel their editors, but must first prove that the content "materially disrupts the educational environment." The Student Press Law Center, a non profit organization that advises on the legal aspects of student publications, has seen a dramatic increase in phone calls over the last year from parents, students, and educators seeking information about their rights in publishing or prohibiting controversial online materials.
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    The Reference Desk of the Cyber Library for related links is the Place to start or continue your Internet Research on ethics and more!!