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Ethics and Law in Computing: Exploring Legal Issues and Ethical Concerns in 21st-Century Technology

Fred Geldon

Ethics and Law in Computing: Exploring Legal Issues and Ethical Concerns in 21st-Century Technology investigates a variety of issues students are likely to encounter in their future careers as computer or IT professionals. The text examines the legal process, algorithmic thinking, ethical decision-making, and how the law is applied in real-world cases related to technology.

The book provides students with foundational knowledge on logic, ethics, and the legal process, while presenting in-depth discussions of technological, legal, and ethical issues of concern to today's computer professionals using actual case studies.

Opening chapters cover the basics of U.S. law and the court system, ethical theories, how to read legal cases and statutes, and a detailed introduction to intellectual property. The text also examines professionalism, logic and logical fallacies, responsibility and accountability. Later chapters address how technology impacts issues of privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. The closing chapter provides a brief overview of online legal research.

Ethics and Law in Computing is an exemplary textbook for courses and programs seeking to help their students understand the real-world concerns and legal issues of computer science.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
  • Publish Date: Feb 7th, 2023
  • Pages: 590
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 8.00in - 1.25in - 3.09lb
  • EAN: 9798823317566

About the Author

Geldon, Fred: - Fred Geldon (J.D., Harvard Law School) joined the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University in 2002 as an adjunct professor. Geldon practiced law both in private practice and for 21 years as in-house counsel at Electronic Data Systems. He now serves as senior counsel at Steptoe & Johnson, as well as a director and instructor at the Public Contracting Institute.
Maddox, Tamara: - Tamara Maddox (J.D., College of William and Mary) is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University. She worked as a software engineer and practicing attorney before joining the GMU faculty in 1999. A 2012 recipient of the GMU Teaching Excellence Award, Maddox has spent the past 23 years teaching and developing courses in computer law and ethics.
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