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Week 3 Question Template Examining Ethical and Legal Issues

Answer each question as completely as possible in 50-75 words each and post the completed template to your assignment link.

1. What can colleges do today to help encourage academic integrity and deter unethical behavior?
Answer: I would encourage academic integrity by first having a discussion on the first day of class. I would be frank and maybe even blunt about it. I would explain to them what is acceptable and what is not. Another avenue is to get to know the students in the class. Now to deter dishonesty I would have random test or pop quiz in class. Finally I would let them know the disciplinary actions for not following the rules.
2. Should there be a code of ethics for Internet authors
I feel that there should be a code of ethics for internet authors because it is hard work to come up with the ideas and then to post information that may just be for knowledge not the taking. Also different parties would just start taking things and making them their own.

3. What are the legal issues that arise from information on the Internet?
Things that can arise from legal issues with information on the internet are moral rights of publicity, trademarks, and finally copyrights. You have so many examples if this such as LimeWire who was sued for sharing files and the artist not seeing any royalties from the music sharing.

4. Do you believe the internet has made students less ethical than in prior decades? Why? Why not?
Answer: The internet has made students less ethical than prior decade, because it is easier to share information all across the globe. People are able to network more than ever now. The internet makes it so easy for them to do the wrong thing it’s like putting candy in a baby’s face and saying you can’t have any.

5. If you knew someone in your class bought a paper and submitted it, would you "turn him/her in"? Why? Why not?
Answer: I would hope first of all never to run into someone with that situation. If I would run into someone like that I would hope talking to them about it would cause them to do the right thing. Overall that would know that it was not a good choice and would have to be informed that I would have to say something. It’s not fair for someone to work hard and another not to and get the same credit.

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