The Ethical and Legal Implications of Information Systems - Study Guide
The Ethical and Legal Implications of Information Systems - Study Guide

The Ethical and Legal Implications of Information Systems - Study Guide

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A study guide on the ethical and legal implications that arise when dealing with information systems.

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The Ethical and Legal Implications of Information Systems - Study Guide

​Learning Objectives

  • Describe what the term information systems ethics means
  • Explain what a code of ethics is and describe the advantages and disadvantages
  • Define the term intellectual property and explain the protections provided by copyright, patent, and trademark
  • Describe the challenges that information technology brings to individual privacy
D1

What does the term information systems ethics mean?


D2

What is a code of ethics? What is one advantage and one disadvantage of a code of ethics?


D3

What does the term intellectual property mean? Give an example.


D4

What protections are provided by a copyright? How do you obtain one?


D5

What is fair use?


D6

What protections are provided by a patent? How do you obtain one?


D7

What does a trademark protect? How do you obtain one?


D8

What does the term personally identifiable information mean?


D9

What protections are provided by HIPAA, COPPA, and FERPA?


D10

How would you explain the concept of NORA?


D11

Provide one example of how information technology has created an ethical dilemma that would not have existed before the advent of information technology.


D12

Find an example of a code of ethics or acceptable use policy related to information technology and highlight five points that you think are important.


D13

Do some original research on the effort to combat patent trolls. Write a two-page paper that discusses this legislation.


D14

Give an example of how NORA could be used to identify an individual.


D15

How are intellectual property protections different across the world? Pick two countries and do some original research, then compare the patent and copyright protections offered in those countries to those in the US. Write a two- to three-page paper describing the differences.

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