So I’m reading one of my E-Lectures for one of my classes, and I come across this. The following italicized and bolded sections would be my internal thoughts on the matter.
4. Ten Commandments Of Computer Ethics
One software company employed an ethical philosopher to assist in determining equity of licensing issues, etc. Created by the Computer Ethics Institute (2008) [If Duplicated, Please Cite the Computer Ethics Institute]
1. Thou Shalt Not Use A Computer To Harm Other People. (Hulk SMASH!)
2. Thou Shalt Not Interfere With Other People’s Computer Work. (Oops. I see your edit needs some editing.)
3. Thou Shalt Not Snoop Around In Other People’s Computer Files. (I see what you did there.)
4. Thou Shalt Not Use A Computer To Steal. (“Perhaps on the
rarefrequent occasion that the right course demands an act of piracy; piracy itself can be the right course.”)
5. Thou Shalt Not Use A Computer To Bear False Witness. (I solemnly swear that I am up to no good…)
6. Thou Shalt Not Copy Or Use Proprietary Software For Which You have Not Paid. (EHEHEHEHEHEHE!! What, you mean all these programs that I’m scrolling through that would have otherwise cost thousands of dollars?)
7. Thou Shalt Not Use Other People’s Computer Resources Without Authorization Or Proper Compensation. (AMEN.)
8. Thou Shalt Not Appropriate Other People’s Intellectual Output. (Most of the time, their intellectual output lowers the entire IQ of teh internetz. Why would I want to acquire said ridiculousness?)
9. Thou Shalt Think About The Social Consequences Of The Program You Are Writing Or The System You Are Designing. (Yes, my master.)
10. Thou Shalt Always Use A Computer In Ways That Insure Consideration And Respect For Your Fellow Humans. (Only Humans? Okay, we’re good. Where are my other races at, yo? Come, let us live long and prosper upon the Midgardian realm of Middle-Earth!)
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