ICT351 ICT Professional Practice Assignment

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RUNNING HEAD: DOING ETHICS TECHNIQUES1DOING ETHICS TECHNIQUESStudent NameInstitute Name
DOING ETHICS TECHNIQUES2ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Analysis of the situation using the Doing Ethics Technique...........................................................3Q1. What's going on?...................................................................................................................3Q2. What are the facts?................................................................................................................3Q3. What are the issues?..............................................................................................................4Q4. Who is affected?....................................................................................................................4Q5. What are the ethical issues and implications?.......................................................................5Q6. What can be done about it?...................................................................................................5Q7. What are the options?............................................................................................................5Q8. Which option is best - and why?...........................................................................................6Analysis of the situation from the point of view of an ICT Professional using the ACS Code ofEthics...............................................................................................................................................6Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................9References......................................................................................................................................11
DOING ETHICS TECHNIQUES3IntroductionThe process of Doing Ethics Techniques is based on the procedure for evaluating all kind ofethical challenges in any situation. However, it is important to understand that it never actuallyguarantees the best solution in the situation but it helps the organization to follow an ethical path.It is also obvious that the tools used here are little vague in approach and there can be lack ofproper guidance (Wong, 2016). The report will have a discussion based on the understanding toapply the tools in order to have a clear picture of ethical analysis. This will be understood withthe help of a case study.Analysis of the situation using the Doing Ethics TechniqueQ1. What's going on?The case discusses about adatabase programmer, Jean who is facing problem in developing acode in particular period of time and in order to solve the issue, she took a segment of code fromthe colleagues without taking permission from the coworkers. The case addresses the issue ofintellectual property being used unfairly with giving proper credit for it. Particularly, it isimportant to understand that one should not take credit of other’s work and ideas (Bently andSherman, 2014). The ethical based need will further be extended the right based property andprinciple that is able to mention explicitly about the solution like copyrights, patents, agreementin license and trade secrets.Q2. What are the facts?As per the case, a statistical programmer in database is constantly trying to form a statisticalprogram required by the company. There are number of programmer in the organization that are
DOING ETHICS TECHNIQUES4consistently motivated to actually effort to write the work and publish the complete algorithm injournals (Drahos, 2016).However, Jean after working hard for month got stuck in specific partof the program and because of the immense pressure from the manager; she is now left withshort deadline. While going through some help from coworkers’ work, she found a segmentwhich can be taken directly and used. She with acknowledgingthe work took the work and usesit in her code.Q3. What are the issues?The issue in the case is clear example of intellectual property which can be referred or based onideas of the mind like invention or artistic work or designs and many more. IP is based on savingthe law, for instance, concepts like patents, trademark, copyright helps in making sure thatpeople earn some kind of identification of finance based advantages from it is invented orcreated (Biagioli and Galison, 2014). It was important that Jean would have tried to strike aproper balance between the interest of the innovator as well as wider or huge interest of publicalong with IP system which aims on fosters a culture where creativity as well as innovation canbe encouraged.Q4. Who is affected?In this case, creativity and innovation got affected since Jean used the work without priorpermission or giving her proper credit for the same. IP based rights also impact all kind ofindustry like medical, electronics, bio tech, energy and many more. Many people like Jeanassumes that pertaining to tech related innovation is easier (Hovenkamp and Carrier, 2016). Butat some kind of level, every organization has rights for IP that helps in saving and in the presenttime there are just some companies that have established tangible assets like tools, productionfacilities and many more.
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