David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (2):255-264 (2010)
Two of the distinctive ethical issues that arise for computer users (as opposed to computer programmers) have to do with the file formats that are used to encode information and the licensing terms for computer software. With respect to both issues, most professional philosophers do not recognize the burdens that they impose on others. Once one recognizes these burdens, a very simple argument demands changes in the behavior of the typical computer user: some of the ways we use computers gratuitously impose significant burdens on others; it is wrong to impose significant burdens on others gratuitously; some of the ways we use computers are unethical
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
James A. Stieb (2008). A Critique of Positive Responsibility in Computing. Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (2):219-233.
Walter Maner (1996). Unique Ethical Problems in Information Technology. Science and Engineering Ethics 2 (2):137-154.
Justin Solomon (2009). Programmers, Professors, and Parasites: Credit and Co-Authorship in Computer Science. Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (4):467-489.
Amnon Eden (2011). Some Philosophical Issues in Computer Science. Minds and Machines 21 (2):123-133.
Susan Athey (1993). A Comparison of Experts' and High Tech Students' Ethical Beliefs in Computer-Related Situations. Journal of Business Ethics 12 (5):359 - 370.
John Weckert (2001). Computer Ethics: Future Directions. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 3 (2):93-96.
Mathias Klang (2004). Spyware – the Ethics of Covert Software. Ethics and Information Technology 6 (3):193-202.
Antonio Marturano (2002). The Role of Metaethics and the Future of Computer Ethics. Ethics and Information Technology 4 (1):71-78.
Michael J. Quinn (2006). On Teaching Computer Ethics Within a Computer Science Department. Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (2):335-343.
Stefan Gruner (2011). Problems for a Philosophy of Software Engineering. Minds and Machines 21 (2):275-299.
Kenman Wong (2000). The Development of Computer Ethics: Contributions From Business Ethics and Medical Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 6 (2):245-253.
Earl W. Spurgin (2003). What's Wrong with Computer-Generated Images of Perfection in Advertising? Journal of Business Ethics 45 (3):257 - 268.
William P. Cordeiro (1997). Suggested Management Responses to Ethical Issues Raised by Technological Change. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1393-1400.
Deborah G. Johnson & Thomas M. Powers (2005). Computer Systems and Responsibility: A Normative Look at Technological Complexity. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 7 (2):99-107.
Antonio Marturano & Ruth Chadwick (2004). How the Role of Computing is Driving New Genetics' Public Policy. Ethics and Information Technology 6 (1):43-53.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads13 ( #136,707 of 1,410,134 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #107,954 of 1,410,134 )
How can I increase my downloads?