• ACM Brings You the World of Computing The Association for Computing Machinery is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Since 1947, ACM has provided a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries. Today, ACM serves a membership of more than 80,000 computing professionals in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government.
  • Albany College of Pharmacy - Computer Ethics A short sample that provides a one-page statement pertaining to computer usage by students in the Albany College of Pharmacy.
  • Atterbury Foundation Home Pag Producer of Creative Educational Materials for Responsible Computer use. Materials are specific for school-aged children.
  • Boston University Computer Ethics Rules and regulations for computer usage at Boston University; a helpful example for other universities and organizations seeking to prepare a computer usage policy.
  • Censorship and the Internet Many online articles and papers, as well as additional links regarding controlling access to the Internet.
  • Center for the Study of Ethics From the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at Western Michigan University, this project was edited by Michael S. Pritchard and includes more than 30 cases addressing a wide range of ethical issues that can arise in engineering practice.
  • Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility The goal of CCSR, located at De Montfort University, is to address the social and ethical impacts of information and communication technologies through research, consultancy and education.
  • Computer Ethics Meng Weng Wong is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and constructed this site that offers some of the usual links (Electronic Frontier Foundation, etc), but it also has some additional links to the more unusual sites such as the weekly journal/newsletter, Computer Underground Digest, and the Cyberpunk FAQ.
  • Computer Ethics - 2nd Edition From MIT Press, a web site devoted to sharing information about Forester and Morrison’s book designed to assist teachers about the ethical issues surrounding computers, such as computer crime, software theft, hacking, viruses, and the invasion of privacy.
  • Computer Ethics Information Systems Ethics Cyberethics The purpose of this site is to provide information on Information Systems Ethics (Cyberethics) Education, including content, delivery, pedagogy, and administration. Also provided are links to online information and courses of interest to instructors and students, and a forum for discussion about issues and topics pertaining to Cyberethics students and instructors.
  • Computer Ethics: Reading material Provided by Jonathan Bowen, a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Reading, in the UK. Bowen maintains the Virtual Library Museum pages, a directory of on-line museums around the world. This site provides links to publications presenting problems associated with the related areas of risk and safety with respect to the increasing use of computers throughout our society.
  • Computer Ethics Resources on WWW Provided by the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia, this site offers links to courses, publications online, organizations, and specific topics in the areas of Applied Ethics, including health care, business, professional and environmental ethics; and media and computer ethics. Working papers by scholars at the Centre are also available, as is the Centre’s newsletter, Ethics Fax.
  • Computer Technology and Values A course written by Bill Moninger, PhD, at the University of Colorado, covering the topics of electronic communities on the "Information Highway"; privacy and control of personal information; information access and intellectual property; protection of children and censorship; risk and responsibility; gender issues; computers and human autonomy.
  • Computers & Society Computers and Society, a publication of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is in its 28th year of publication, offering articles on social implications of computerization, including computer ethics, privacy, organizational issues, intellectual and other property, equity, gender, health and safety, environment, professional certification, education, research, and similar topics. They regularly include book reviews, bibliographies, conference reports, and announcements of coming events.
  • Computers, Ethics and Social Values, 1/e Johnson, et al Focusing on ethical and social implications of computer technology, this is a book about computing and human values that deals with pressing ethical issues arising from the development and deployment of computers in society. Its selections represent a wide diversity of opinions and perspectives, and offer a balance between theoretical analysis, and description of real-life cases. Its scope and purpose is to raise interest in and awareness of the issues, and will encourage readers to think about how the power of computer technology may be harnessed to benefit and not to harm, and to raise the quality of life of all members of our society.
  • CPSR Links for Educators Extensive listing of links for educators provided by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. Be sure to check out the home page with its program areas which include Computer Crime; Ethics; Gender Issues; Global Issues; Privacy and Civil Liberties; Sociology; and Workplace.
  • CSC 379: Computer Ethics This site was developed by students at North Carolina State University, spanning topics with links such as Commerce on the Web; Vaporware; Whistle-blowing; Software Safety; Artificial Intelligence; Spamming; Ethical Principles; Software Piracy; The Clipper Chip; Patents and Copyrights; E-Mail Privacy; Anti-competitive Practices; Worms, Viruses, T.Horses; the Internet Worm; Hacking vs. Ethical Internet; Nuclear War; Free Speech and Electronic Communications; Privacy and Databases.
  • Dave Toth's Homepage about Computer Ethics Mr. Toth is a student at Connecticut College, majoring in Computer Ethics. This page discusses computer ethics issues such as privacy, software piracy, intellectual property rights, viruses, video game sex and violence, and hacking.
  • Department of Philosophy Applied Ethics Constructed by Carnegie Mellon University, this page is currently under construction.
  • Educause CAUSE and Educom have now created a new consolidated association to galvanize thought and action at the intersection of higher education and information technology. The new association, EDUCAUSE, was incorporated effective July 1, 1998, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. EDUCAUSE will focus on the management and use of computational, network, and information resources in support of higher education’s missions of scholarship, instruction, service, and administration.
  • EFFweb - The Electronic Frontier Foundation This site is ranked as one of the 4 most-linked-to sites on the web. Information about joining EFF; recent news; an opportunity to sign up to receive EFF alerts and news updates; there is also a search function for EFF archives as well as browsing the archives by topic.
  • EFF's (Extended) Guide to the Internet - Table of Contents An extensive list of links to, among many others, Public Access Internet Providers; The Basics of Electronic Mail; Usenet information; Mailing Lists and Bitnet; Telnet; FTP-Mining the Net, Part II; Gophers, WAISs and the WWW. In sum, this is a great primer for anyone seeking detailed information about cruising the Internet.
  • Engineering Ethics A Texas A&M page containing ethics files and case studies for an Engineering Ethics course.
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Over two summers, 25 faculty members participated in a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program to assist them in teaching and understanding the relevant issues of computer ethics. The site includes pre and post-workshop activities, and covers such topics as codes of professional conduct; privacy; property rights in computer software; cracking; liability; and responsibilities of computer professionals. Materials developed by participants include syllabi and course modules.
  • Ethical Issues in Computing A syllabus from a spring, 1995, course by Deborah Johnson at Rensselaer.
  • Ethics Center for Engineering & Science Sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University, this site provides information about Research Ethics; Engineering Ethics; Moral leaders; Problem Solving; Ethics in a Corporate Setting; Ethical Codes and Guidelines; Diversity; Essays and Instructional Resources; there is also an ethics and engineering organizational acronym list.
  • Ethics on the World Wide Web An extensive links compendium including Associations; Books on Ethics; Courses in Ethics; Listservs; Codes of Ethics; as well as topical links for Legal, Media, Medical, Mental Health, Military, Movie and TV, Police, Political, Science and Sports Ethics. The page was developed and maintained by the School of Communications at California State University, Fullerton.
  • Ethics Updates Home Page Edited by Professor Lawrence Hinman, this is a robust site which is “designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics.” The Principal Resources include sections on: Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, Introduction to Moral Theory, Ethical Relativism, Meta-Ethical Concerns, and many specific issues. Additional Resources include: Multimedia Resources on Ethics Updates, Case Studies for Discussion, Ethics Forums, Papers For Discussion, Sample Syllabi in Ethics, Using the Web for Teaching and Research in Ethics, A Glossary of Terms in Ethics, and much more.
  • ICCA Code of Ethics From the Chicago Chapter’s website, the code of ethics from the Independent Computer Consultants Association.
  • Information on IBM home page privacy practices IBM is a member of the TRUSTe program. This statement discloses the privacy practices for the IBM Web site. TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit initiative whose mission is to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the principles of disclosure and informed consent. Because this site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed and audited for compliance by TRUSTe. An explanation of “cookies” is included as well as helpful links.
  • Interactive Computer Ethics Explorer An IBM site featuring a Walter Maner interview, listing of research centers in the US and syllabi for courses in computer ethics. There is also an opportunity to try out the working prototype of the ICEE. See how your ethical responses stack up against other men and women, both in and outside the US!
  • KSU CIS Home Page Kansas State University’s Department of Computing and Information Sciences page. The Department offers baccalaureate degrees in computer science and information systems, master's degrees in computer science and software engineering, and the doctorate in computer science. Research emphases include programming languages, parallel and distributed systems, software engineering, and data bases.
  • NIEE Home Page The National Institute for Engineering Ethics was created by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in July, 1988 and remained within NSPE until July, 1996, at which time NIEE became an independent not-for-profit educational corporation. The mission of NIEE, like that of its predecessor, is to provide opportunities for ethics education and to promote the understanding and application of ethical processes within the engineering profession and with the public. The site includes back copies of the Engineering Ethics Newsletters, many engineering ethics references, and links to other ethics sites.
  • Prentice Hall - Computer Ethics A list of five books available through Prentice Hall on the topic of Computer Ethics, including: Case Studies in Information and Computer Ethics- Spinello (1997); Computer Ethics, 2/e, Johnson (1994); Computers, Ethics and Social Values, 1/e, Johnson, et. al. (1995); Ethical Aspects of Information Technology, 1/e, Spinello (1995); Gift of Fire, 1/e, Baase (1997).
  • Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies RCCS is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture. Collaborative in nature, RCCS seeks to establish and support ongoing conversations about the emerging field, to foster a community of students, scholars, teachers, explorers, and builders of cyberculture, and to showcase various models, works-in-progress, and on-line projects.
  • Risks Digest - Vol 16 - Issue 69 The RISKS Forum is a moderated digest provided as a newsgroup or listserv. This particular edition offers the reader a sampling of the types of issues discussed.
  • RUCS: Computer Ethics - lecture topics This site reflects the coursework offered at the University of Reading in the UK and provides syllabi for such computer ethics topics as: Historical origins; Ethical theories; Computing and ethics; Codes of conduct and practice; Risks and safety; Data protection and Case study exercises.
  • Software Engineering Ethics Research Institute SEERI is a subunit of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences in the College of Applied Science and Technology at East Tennessee State University. SEERI's mission is to promote the development of ethical and professional practices that address the impacts of software engineering and related technologies on society, through research, education, and consultation with individuals, organizations and governments. SEERI has a director Donald Gotterbarn and a local advisory board and an international advisory board. SEERI also participates in projects such as sponsoring conferences, publishing papers, and running workshops with an international group of Computer Ethics Institutes and Centers. site reflects the coursework offered at the University of Reading in the UK and provides syllabi for such computer ethics topics as: Historical origins; Ethical theories; Computing and ethics; Codes of conduct and practice; Risks and safety; Data protection and Case study exercises.
  • Terry Winograd Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, this site lists the professor’s books and publications, as well as course syllabi. Information about the Stanford Digital Libraries Project; Project on People, Computers and Design; Action Technologies; Interval Research; Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Association for Software Design; Human Computer Interaction; and Informatica are also included.
  • The Cyberspace Policy Institute (CPI) Provided by the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science, the CPI “carries out studies and hosts fora that move society towards rational and informed discussion of these changes”. Their site provides access to their Seminar Series; Virtual Library; Related Courses; and Cooperative Efforts.
  • The Hacker's Ethic Lest you live out your electronic life of the opinion that the words “hacker” and “ethic” are mutually exclusive, this page, based on the book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, by Steven Levy, bids you think otherwise. Some interesting links are also provided: WEB Paradigm; Media Theory; Print Paradigm; Multimedia Paradigm; Hypertext Paradigm; Docuverse Paradigm; and Interactive Paradigm.
  • The Meta-ethics of Applied Ethics This “academic dialogue on Applied Ethics” was provided by The Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics at Carnegie Mellon and Routledge Publishing Company. Its goal is to provide an on-line dialogical forum using Conversational Ethics, based on the work of writers like Jurgen Habermas, Richard Rorty, John Rawls and Hilary Putnam.
  • The Tavani Bibliography of Computing, Ethics, and Social Responsibility An extensive bibliography of references including the topics of Technology, Ethics and Society; Teaching Courses in Computers, Ethics and Society; Ethics Issues for Computer Professionals; Ethical and Social Issues in the Use of Computers; and the Future of Computing and the Quality of Life.
  • UGA Computer Security and Ethics University of Georgia’s Computer Security and Ethics Task Force, a standing committee at UGA, detailing policies and procedures for using UGA computers.
  • University of Chicago Philosophy Project The University of Chicago Philosophy Project contains several philosophical discussions between small groups of participants. Each group is run by a moderator, who selects the participants for her group and organizes the discussion. The moderator for each group is chosen by the administrators of the University of Chicago Philosophy Project.
  • University Courses in Computer and Information Science WWW University courses in computer and information science. These are not distance courses, but a link is offered for those interested in that approach.
  • USACM Home Page A link from the ACM home page, the ACM U.S. Public Policy Committee (USACM) serves as the focal point for ACM's interaction with U.S. government organizations, the computing community and the U.S. public in all matters of U.S. public policy related to information technology. Also see their ACM Washington Update, a biweekly newsletter which reports on activities in Washington.
  • Web Clearinghouse for Engineering and Computing Ethics Provided by Joseph Herkert at North Carolina State University, this site offers an extensive links listing of Ethics Centers worldwide; Course Syllabi; Professional Societies; Codes of Ethics; Conferences; Books and Reports; Newsletters and Journals; On-line Articles; Mailing Lists and Newsgroups; Cases; Other Engineering and Computing Ethics Resources; and other Professional Ethics Indices. Although last updated in August of 1997, it is nevertheless an excellent index to many computer ethics sites on the web.

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