By Maryanne Neill National University  January 2008 Copyright and Ethics on the Internet
Illegal and Unethical Behavior on the Web
What is copyright?  <ul><li>Copyright allows creators and authors of works to retain the sole rights to copy or distribute...
Ethical Issues on the Web <ul><li>Downloading pirated software is unethical and illegal </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber squatting ...
<ul><li>Typo squatting  </li></ul><ul><li>Some people try to make money by purchasing domains that sounds almost like real...
<ul><li>Some people will register domains that have a similar name to registered trademark or a famous product.  When the ...
Copyright Issues on the web <ul><li>Plagiarism…. Is stealing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking someone else’s work or words off...
<ul><li>File Sharing and Piracy </li></ul><ul><li>Many peer to peer file sharing application such as Limewire, Morpheus, K...
CYBERSQUATTING AND TYPOSQUATTING…… A growing trend <ul><li>According to recent numbers, WIPO  reports that the annual numb...
CREDITS <ul><li>File swapping photo courtesy of UC Santa Cruz http://resnet.ucsc.edu/besmart/filesharing/ </li></ul><ul><l...
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  1. 1. By Maryanne Neill National University January 2008 Copyright and Ethics on the Internet
  2. 2. Illegal and Unethical Behavior on the Web
  3. 3. What is copyright? <ul><li>Copyright allows creators and authors of works to retain the sole rights to copy or distribute their works and creation. No one is allowed to copy or quote verbatim without the authors permission or without giving credit to the author. “Copyright laws protect the intellectual property of the authors or artists “ (www.wipo.com) </li></ul><ul><li>W </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ethical Issues on the Web <ul><li>Downloading pirated software is unethical and illegal </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber squatting is illegal and unethical </li></ul><ul><li>Using a public computer to browse for pornography is unethical </li></ul><ul><li>Spamming is unethical , illegal and annoying </li></ul><ul><li>Typo squatting is unethical and illegal too </li></ul><ul><li>File-sharing copyrighted music and movies is illegal </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Typo squatting </li></ul><ul><li>Some people try to make money by purchasing domains that sounds almost like real famous domains. E.g. Yaahoo.com, Gogle.com , ebey.com. The New York times reports that “some people register domain names like hoogle.com and then sit back and collect advertising revenue from misdirected traffic </li></ul>Explanation of some of the Unethical behavior on the web
  6. 6. <ul><li>Some people will register domains that have a similar name to registered trademark or a famous product. When the legal owners of the product try to get the domain name, the cyber squatter will extort money. It is blackmail and its illegal </li></ul><ul><li>Recent case: a San Francisco man had registered the domain name www.obamabiden2008.com way before they had declared the run for the Whitehouse, when the Obama/Biden people came knocking… he wanted money </li></ul><ul><li>CYBER SQUATTING </li></ul>Above is a squatter trying to pass themselves as British airways
  7. 7. Copyright Issues on the web <ul><li>Plagiarism…. Is stealing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking someone else’s work or words off the internet and submitting it as your own. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plagiarism is seen as stealing and it is illegal and unethical. It is forbidden in academia and serious consequences can follow if one is caught plagiarizing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To avoid plagiarism one must always make sure that they give credit to any work that is not original </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>File Sharing and Piracy </li></ul><ul><li>Many peer to peer file sharing application such as Limewire, Morpheus, Kazaa and Bit Torrent allow internet user to share files such as music, movies and other software easily. Most of the files especially movies, TV shows and music are copyrighted so it is illegal to swap files unless you have permission to do so. </li></ul>
  9. 9. CYBERSQUATTING AND TYPOSQUATTING…… A growing trend <ul><li>According to recent numbers, WIPO reports that the annual numbers of complains of cyber squatting and typo squatting has risen considerably </li></ul>
  10. 10. CREDITS <ul><li>File swapping photo courtesy of UC Santa Cruz http://resnet.ucsc.edu/besmart/filesharing/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber squatting data courtesy of WIPO, http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2007/article_0014.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/31/technology/31online.html </li></ul>

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