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Unit 4-Computer Ethics notes

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What is copyright? The legal right of ownership to work produced in books, music, plays, graphics/pictures, and computer software.
What does copyright protect? Touchable, or tangible, expressions of ideas.
What is infringement? The act of violating a copyright by copying or otherwise distributing copyrighted work without permission.
What happens when you infringe on someone else's copyright? You can be sued.
What does fair use allow? Allows copyrighted work to be reused in other work.
What are some examples of fair uses? If copyrighted material is used for education, commentary or criticism, news reporting, parody, or using a small portion of it, it is fair use.
What is derivative work? An example would be a screenplay for a movie based on the book.
What is software? Programs that tell a computer what to do.
What are some examples of software? Microsoft Office, MicroType, MicroPace Pro, and LibreOffice 3
What is copyrighted software? Software that is legally protected against copying or being used without paying for it.
What are some examples of copyrighted software? Some examples are Microsoft Office, MicroType, MicroPace Pro, and LibreOffice 3.
What is public domain software? Non-copyrighted software that anyone may copy or use without charge.
What is shareware? Copyrighted software that may be tried without expense but requires payment if you decide to use it.
What is freeware? Software on the web that is freely available (but retains a copyright).
What are some examples of freeware? Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Flash Player, and Skype.
What is piracy? The act of stealing valuable property by copying software, music, graphics/pictures, movies and books (all available on the Internet.)
What is hacking? Breaking into computers to read private e-emails and other files. (The people who do this delete or alter files.)
What is identity theft? Occurs when someone appropriates (gets) another’s personal information without their knowledge to commit theft or fraud.
Releasing viruses & worms. Intentionally releasing a virus or worm to harm others or attack networks.
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