Contemporary Issues in Computer Science

What’s Right?

 

Choose one of the following issues:

·         The Jammie Thomas-Rassett case

·         Should sending spam be illegal?

·         The use of the Stuxnet worm to cripple Iran’s nuclear efforts (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/world/middleeast/16stuxnet.html)

·         Videogame censorship (http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2011/06/27/254812/supreme-court-rules-against-video-game-censorship-7-2/?mobile=nc )

·         Wikileaks

·         The Apple/Samsung legal battle.  Here are a couple of sources you may find interesting, but there is a ton out there:

o   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc._v._Samsung_Electronics_Co.,_Ltd.#First_US_Trial

o   http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/24/apple-v-samsung-decision/

o   http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/27/samsung-v-apple-and-the-obviousness-standard/

 

Choose one of the ethical frameworks that we have discussed in class.

 

Write a short paper (500 – 1,000 words) analyzing your chosen issue using your chosen ethical framework.