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ERIC Number: ED458892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 8
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Cyberethics and K.I.S.S.--Keeping It Simple for Success!
Bell, Mary Ann
In today's information and technology-driven world, an increasing number of moral and ethical dilemmas arise. Information ethics involves many complex and challenging issues for today's educators. "The Principles of Information Ethics," by Richard Severson, provides a thought-provoking and common sense discussion of issues related to use of the Internet and other aspects of our information society. This paper reviews the book and presents real situations, as well as other recent and relevant literature, with the goal of offering a simple and practical guide for dealing with moral and ethical questions in information technology. The paper outlines Severson's Four Principles of Information Ethics and Severson's Four-Step Method of Principled Ethics. It then goes on to discuss each principle--respect for intellectual property, respect for privacy, fair representation, and non maleficence. Tips for presenting information about copyright to teachers are provided at the end of the paper. (AEF)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews
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Language: English
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