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Computing and Ethics

Personal Memo

Name-Akshit Awasthi



Roll No-5

Topic-Computing and Ethics

School-City Montessori School, L.D.A


S.No. Topic Page No.

1. Acknowledgement

2. Introduction

3. Computer Ethics

4. Software Ethics

5. Major Ethical Issues

6. Individual's Right to Privacy

7. Intellectual Property Rights

8. Accuracy of Information

9. Hacking and Piracy

10. Software Piracy

11. Getting Protected

12. Protective Measures

13. Securing Data

14. Preventive Measures &


15. Troubleshooting

16. Computer Crime

17. Reasons for Computer Crimes

18. Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics


I feel privileged in expressing my most sincere regards and utmost gratitude to my esteemed teacher, guide Roy Sir, a scholar of the highest order, and professional par excellence who inspired me constantly in my work and completion of this project and without whose guidance this project would have not seen the light of the day.

I express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Vineeta Kamran madam, Principal, City Montessori School (C.M.S), Kanpur Road, Lucknow, India for extremely valuable guidance and unflinching support extended to me during difficult part of my dissertation.

I also take this opportunity to thank all my family members, who always helped me in fulfilling all the requirements I had for this task

I also express my sincere gratitude to all my friends who co-operated outstandingly in collecting all the data required for this project, which could have not been completed without their contributions.

I am sincerely grateful to Google for all the matter of Computing Ethics.

Date-12th May, 2006



Ethics play an important role in our life-styles and ways of doing things. In general we may define ethics as the field of study that is concerned with questions of value. i.e. making judgments about "good" or "Bad" behavior in any given situation. The standards, values, morals, principles, etc. make ethics that guide one's decisions or actions on- generally when there is no clear "right" or "wrong" answer. For example, how would you decide whether a person should live or die when he/she is suffering from an un-curable disease?

Ethics guide one's behavior in every field of life, whether business, education, social behavior or using computers. This project is dedicated to various issues related to computers, computing & ethics. But before discussing these issues, let us know first about what computer ethics mean.

Computer Ethics

Computers are special technology and they raise some special ethical issues. In this essay I will

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