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Ethics / Piracy

explaining the basics of computing ethics and piracy

sam eslamieh

on 8 April 2013

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Transcript of Ethics / Piracy

Ethics What do we mean by Ethics? Knowing what's right and wrong Rules of conduct Being a better citizen The 10 Commandments Though shall not use a computer to harm other people Though shall not interferer with other people's work Though shall not snoop around in other people's computer files Though shall not use a computer to steal Though shall not use a computer to bear false witness Though shall not copy or use proprietary software for which you have no paid Though shall not use other people's computer resources without authorisation or proper compensation Though shall not appropriate other people's intellectual output Though shalt think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing. Though shalt always use a computer in ways that ensure consideration and respect for you fellow human beings. Plagiarism What is plagiarism and how to recognise and avoid it We are always reading and listening to other peoples ideas. it is very important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using other peoples ideas and words without permission and using it as your own. How to avoid it Always mention where you got your information from This includes:
etc.. Also learn to paraphrase Piracy The unauthorised copying of software Licenses retail software Bought from a shop When you buy software you become a licensed user.

You are allowed to make backups, but cannot share with your friends :( Types Site: For a company
Single: for 1 person
Multi-user: for a small group of people of around 10 Software Shareware Freeware relies on people's honesty.
free to try, free to share but can only use the program for a limited time. WHY? so you can try it before you buy it. once you pay you are registered (allowed) to use it 100& It's freeeeeeeeeeeeee BUT!!!!!! it hasn't been properly tested and no customer support By Sam Eslamieh Copyright A copyright is a property right in the expression of an idea, whether published or unpublished. A copyright establishes ownership of "original works of authorship fixed in any intangible of expression." What types of works can be copyrighted? Registered Typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements. Bootleg Fake or pirated software Is it safe? It may be cheap but not always safe as it may contain viruses and it's illegal.
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