Professional EthicsIts not all about right & wrong
1What is Ethics?Dictionary.com defines Ethics as:a system of moral principlesandthe rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.Ethics is notLaws or rulesHowever, most believe ethics is related to whats right and wrong
Code of Conduct A set of rules to guide behavior and decisions. A code of conduct can outline Professional behavior Doctor, Lawyer, Military, etc.
4Acceptable Use Policies AUP = Acceptable use policyGuidelines that outline what an organization finds acceptable or unacceptable for use of the InternetCan apply to internet, computer, or network usage
Look at the district AUP5opyright and Licensing LawsCopyright is the right to control how your art, literature or other work is used.
Purpose: to advance the progress of knowledge by giving the creator an economic incentive to create new works.
It has to be tangible to be copyrighted.
A document may be copyrighted even if it doesnt state that it is.6Fair Use Laws User must weigh four factors:The purpose and character of the use
The amount and substantiality of the portion used.
The effect on the potential market for the copyrighted work.
The nature of the copyrighted work
7Trade SecretsThe FBI reports that over $13 Billion was lost by businesses in 2012 due to trade secrets and intellectual property theft- article Atrade secretis aformula,practice,process,design,instrument,pattern, or compilation ofinformationwhich is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable, by which abusinesscan obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. Another item of concernthat is often stolen or sold:Customer Lists
8Plagiarism & Internet Cheating Plagiarism is taking the work of someone else and submitting it as your own.
Many view work on the Internet as public domain or free for the taking, however if you didnt write it, it must be cited.
There are lots of applications available to detect plagiarism.
http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/mattnrae/pic18%20copyright.jpg9Evaluating Information AccuracyThe Web offers information from around the world and information can appear fairly anonymousHow do you know the information is trustworthy and accurate?
Consider the following:authorship, point of view or bias, verifiability, currency of information. How do you do this?
When you use an electronic library the information has already been evaluated by experts.
10Professional EthicsIts not all about right & wrong