Information Technology and Ethics/Intellectual Property Issues

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Plagiarism is the act of stealing someones ideas or works and passing them off as your own. since their has been a boom in the amount of content, allows users to to cut and paste pieces of information into paper or report.There are also websites where you may order papers. In order to combat plagiarism problems teachers and professors have begun programs that will detect plagiarism. Schools have begun different technique to combat plagiarism:

  • Help students identify and understands what constitutes plagiarism.Help them understand how why they should properly cite websites and other sources.
  • Reduce the likelihood students would copy others work by having pieces due of the term.
  • Inform students about plagiarism detection services.

Reverse Engineering[edit]

Reverse engineering is the process of taking something apart in order to understand ,build and copy it.Reverse engineering may be considered unethical, it enables an organization to access the copyrighted and/ or trade secrets of a company.Open source code is also a form of reverse engineering it allows any program that allows its source code to be modified or used.If many programmers are allowed to read, modify and distribute software in order to improve it.They are able to identify bugs and meet new needs in a timely manner.