tirsdag 23. mars 2010

Information Technology Ethics

The importance of internet rules

What is ethics and morality ? I would like to say that ethic is the theory of the moral. Everyone wants to believe they have high ethics standards, what moral standard you have shows in how you behave every day. In our everyday life we usually behave and follow our society’s unwritten rules. But what about our etics when it comes to internet society? I don’t think the ethic rules are so worked in that they are obvious for us all. I wonder if it is easier to be more carless about ethic rules when it comes to internet? It is common knowledge not to steel when you go to a shop. But when we surf on the internet and download films and music without paying, is it not steeling? And copying pictures and documents belonging to other people whiteout asking if it is okay, is it not steeling?

On the other side you should not place something on the internet if you don’t want other people to use of your materials. I use to tell my children: If you place something on the internet, make sure that your grandparents would think this was okay if they should stumble over it on the internet. I think this rule makes them think twice before placing pictures and other stuff on the internet. And if you want to show your work on the internet, you can licens your work through for examples creative commons, and your name will follow the work.

This youtube video givs us a good picture on sharing personal work on the internet. A good solution to get your work easy and quickly on the internet is to use scribid. In the end we must not forget that the internet is all about opportunities, empowerment, knowledge and freedom. You have unimagined opportunities to find whatever you are looking for, and place whatever you want to on the internet. You also have the freedom to look and place what you want on the internet. Let us also hope that we can get enough knowledge to reflect and think before we visit or place materials on the internet. Let us hope that we can be empowered by the opportunities, freedom and knowledge and be empowered people in our journey on the internet.
Have a nice day!

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