The Ethics Web:
Ethics on the Net
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.
- The AUP and Permission Slip
- Article from Chronicle on copyright
- Cyberspace Law
- The Cybrary Reference desk: Right column.
- Computer Ethics, Laws, Privacy issues
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Public interest group concerned with impact of computer technology on society.
- Copyright & Fair Use
- CyberReader's Censorship Chapter
- 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
- The Ethical Spectacle
- Ethics resources from NYTimes
- Fair Use & Copyright
- Hacker ethics Stallman interview.
- Institute for Global Ethics
- Jeffrey Galin's collection Great resources for this and other matters of copyright etc..
- Josephson Institute of Ethics
- Online Internet Institute a collaborative project of Internet educators and users.
- Plagiarism: the scholastic plague.
- Professional Ethics
- Rhetorics of the Web
- Ten Big Myths about copyright explained
- Truth. Lies. Rumors, and Rambles An Equal Voice For All.
- Wizards, Toads, and Ethics from CMC Magazine by Wes Cooper
- Keeping it Legal by Jamie McKenzie from From Now On Vol 5 No 7 June 1996.
- Purloined Letters by James R Kincaid from New Yorker
- Selected Books on Computer
- The Cyber Pilot's License
The Reference Desk of the Cyber Library for related links is the Place to start or continue your Internet Research on ethics and more!!