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Computer Ethics

What is copyright? The legal right of ownership to the work produced in books,music,plays,pictures,and computer software.
What does copyright protect? It protects tangible expression of ideas.
What is the purpose of copyright? To protect the creator of a creative work.
What is infringement? The act of violating a copyright by coping or otherwise distributing a copyrighted work without permission.
What is software? Programs that tell a computer what to do.
What are some different types of software? 1. Microsoft Office 2.Micro Type 3.Micro Pace Pro
What is copyrighted software? Software that is legally protected against copying or being used without paying for it.
Some examples of copyrighted software include: 1.Micro type 2.Microsoft Office 3.Micro Pace Pro
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.
Examples of shareware? Banner Maker Pro TuneUp Utilities 2009
What is freeware? Software on the web that is freely available (but retains a copyright).
Examples of freeware? Mozilla Firefox Adobe Flash Player Quick Time Player
What is computer 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-mails and other files. (Hackers delete or alter files.)
What is identity theft? Occurs when someone appropriates another's personal information without their knowledge to commit theft or fraud.
Releasing Viruses or Worms Intentionally releasing a virus or worm to harm others or attack networks.
What happens if you infringe on someone else’s copyright? You can be sued.
What does fair use allow? Copyrighted work to be repurposed and used in another work.
What determines if a copyright work is “fair use”? If a copyrighted material is used for the following: Education Commentary or criticism News reporting Parody or making fun of work Using a small portion of the work
What would be an example of a derivative work based on a book? A screenplay for a movie based on the book.
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