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Ethics of Information

The Ethics of Information is codified in the law as Copyright law, discussed before. The basic concept is that anyone who has written a phrase or created an idea deserves credit--an sometimes financial recompense--if their phrase or idea is used by someone else. The phrase or idea if referred to as "intellectual property." The use of the word "property" conveys the idea that taking a person's intellectual work without due credit being given is a form of theft.

There are many issues that can be discussed concerning intellectual property, its rights and its parameters. I won't go into boring detail here. If you want to explore this topic in more depth, check out one of the many books on intellectual property, or do a search on the Web.

 

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