Ethical and Legal Issues on the Internet

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Ethical and Legal Issues on the Internet

By | April 2011
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Title| Ethical and Legal Issues on the Internet|

Assessment A, Part 1: MBC News Interview|
What are the main ethical issues on college campuses today?| Plagiarism, cheating and copyright infringement.|
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Do you think the Internet has made students less ethical?| The Internet doesn't make people unethical; it only enables unethical people to do what they were always going to do - cheat, plagiarize, infringe on copyrights - easier and faster.|

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What can colleges do today to help encourage academic integrity and deter unethical behavior?| By establishing a code of ethics that clearly defines what is acceptable behavior and taking disciplinary action against those that break the code.|

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Where is blogging going in the future?|
Blogging is going to be the standard format for news delivery, with traditional news outlets scrapping their multi-page articles for short, blog-style stories presented in chronological order.|
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Why should we pay any attention to what you say in your blog?| You don't have to have an advanced degree to be an expert in something, have an opinion or facilitate a discussion. And most bloggers don't claim to be anything more than regular people sharing ideas.|

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How do you see micro-blogging sites like Twitter and Tumblr affecting news delivery?| Micro-blogging allows real people on the scene to report real-time events to the whole world. It adds first-person depth to the news and allows us to see into news stories that journalists wouldn't have access to.|

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Do you think bloggers or micro-bloggers should also abide by a code of ethics?| Yes. Bloggers have a responsibility to be good Internet citizens and not copy others' text, or post copyrighted photos and music. I'm sure a code should go beyond these issues, but I'm not sure what it would look like yet.|

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Assessment A, Part 2: MBC News Interview|
If you knew someone bought a term paper, would you turn them in?| Well what...