The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics

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Might be a little bit outdated but still interesting stuff: The Computer Ethics Institute is a nonprofit research and policy study organization made up of the Brookings Institute, IBM, The Washington Consulting Group, and the Washington Theological Consortium. They have published the Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics, which are as follows:

  1. Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people.
  2. Thou shalt not interfere with the computer work of other people.
  3. Thou shalt not snoop around in the computer files of other people.
  4. Thou shalt not use a computer to steal.
  5. Thou shalt not use a computer to bear false witness.
  6. Thou shalt not copy or use proprietary software for which you have not paid.
  7. Thou shalt not use the computer resources of other people without authorization or proper compensation.
  8. Thou shalt not appropriate the intellectual output of other people.
  9. Thou shalt think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing.
  10. Thou shalt always use a computer in ways that ensure consideration and respect for your fellow humans.

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