Chapter 17

Legal, Ethical, Health, and Environmental Issues in Computing

Learning objectives

  • Be aware of the legal issues that arise from using computers and the Internet
  • Understand how to use the Internet in an ethical manner
  • Understand the potential impact on health when using a computer
  • Be aware of what to consider when disposing of a computer

Legal Issues in Computing

Ethical Issues in Computing

Health Issues in Computing

Environmental Issues in Computer Disposal

This chapter moves beyond the technical aspects of working with computers and software to examine the legal and ethical issues related to computer use. These issues range from the legal ownership of online content to the ethical options for acquiring and using software, as well ...

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