Ethics & Crime

Study Sheet for Ethics & Computer Crime Test (COMPLETED)

I. Computer Ethics Terms and Information to Know:

Ethics - moral questions of right and wrong

Copyrighted - legally protected from copying

Copyright Notice - statement that tells who has the legal right to copy and sell the software

Software Piracy - illegal copying or selling of software

Public Domain Software - software that is free and available to the public, Not copyrighted

Shareware - It IS copyrighted, but the creator offers it to anyone to copy and to try out. If you continue to use it, they want you to register and pay for it.

II. Ethical/Unethical scenarios(we will discuss these in class)

III. Can something be legal and still be unethical?YES

  1. Name at least 5 Benefits of purchasing software instead of copying:

-No virus

-Not go to jail, Not feel guilty (legal & ethical)


-More new programs




-Technical Support

V. Name 3 kinds of people it takes to create a computer software program?

Graphics, sound people, programmers, artists

VI. Computer Crime Terms and Information to Know:

Felony - a serious crime punishable by a year or more in prison.

Misdemeanor - a less serious offense punishable by a fine and/or less than a year in prison.

Access Code - secret password that enables you to use a computer or file

Cryptography - the making and breaking of secret codes. Such codes are used to protect computer files.

  1. Two ways to protect computer information?

Access Code and Cryptography

VIII. Computers and Individual Rights Laws

Freedom of Information ActGives citizens right to see information in federal computer systems.

Fair Credit Reporting Act - gave individuals the right to see their credit history and make necessary corrections

Privacy ActGoverns the kind of information federal agencies can collect on individuals and limits people who can see other people’s records.

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986-Permits prosecution of unauthorized individuals who use computer systems.

IX. Keyboarding Techniques Notes – Name at least 5

  1. Feet on the floor
  2. Elbows hanging naturally near the sides of the body
  3. Fingers curved, resting lightly on the home row keys
  4. Body centered in front of the keyboard
  5. Curved fingers and low, relaxed wrists
  6. Hands almost motionless (fingers do the reaching)
  7. Keep eyes on screen (or textbook)
  8. Use little finger of the right hand for return operation
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