Computer Ethics University of Kansas

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Contact: "Greg Johnson -aka CCGREG@UMCVMB.MISSOURI.EDU" 
                           Computer Ethics
                  University of Missouri-Kansas City
Modern computer technology places extraordinary power and information
n the hands of users.   This power carries with it matching
than the written word.  Viewing and using another person's computer
files, programs, or data without authorized permission is an invasion
of privacy and unethical behavior which may be considered plagiarism.
Ethical standards apply even when material is left unprotected.
Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic
authors and publishers in all media.  It encompasses respect for the
form, manner, and terms of publication and distribution.  Because
electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for
the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in
computer environments.  Violations of authorial integrity, including
and copy-right violations, may be grounds for sanctions against
members of the academic community.
(The above paragraphs are reproduced from "Using Software (A Guide to
the Ethical and Legal Use of Software for Members of the Academic
For questions regarding use of certain software, call the Help Desk.
>From UMKC, Access A New Era, January 1988.
Note: Recently UMC suspended an employee for violating our ethics policies;
We might not have noticed had not the plotter burned out a couple of times from
cross-hatching 2-foot high block letters.  In addition to being suspended from
ethics as part of the terms of his reinstatement!
for a local ethnic grocery.  However, he graduated and returned home before
trading their student userids for use with TELNET and e-mail, so our ID policy