Chapter 4 – True/False

Advances in data storage have made routine violation of individual privacy more difficult
false
The last step in analyzing an ethical issue should be to identify the stakeholders, people who have a vested interest in the outcome of the decision
false
Professionals take on special rights and obligations because of their special claims to knowledge, wisdom, and respect
true
Privacy is the right to be left alone when you want to be, without surveillance or interference from other individuals or organizations
true
Most American and European privacy law is based on a set of five principles called COPPA
false
A cookie is a small file containing information about you and your Web activities that is deposited on your hard disk by a Web site
true
Spyware is software that comes hidden in downloaded applications and can track your online movements
true
Most Internet businesses do very little to protect the privacy of their customers
true
P3P encrypts or scrambles e-mail or data so that it cannot be read illicitly
false
Protection for trade secrets is enforced at the federal level
false
Copyright is the legal protection afforded intellectual property, such as a song, book, or video game
true
Trade secret law protects the actual ideas in a work product, not just their manifestations
true
The drawback to copyright protection is passing stringent criteria of nonobviousness
false
According to the courts, in the creation of software, unique concepts, general functional features, and even colors are protectable by copyright law
false
The key concepts in patent law are originality, novelty, and value
false
Despite the passage of several laws defining and addressing computer crime, accessing a computer system without authorization is not yet a federal crime
false
Insofar as software is essentially an intangible good, procedures of software cannot be held liable for any damages that their software unintentionally causes
true
The European Parliament has passed a ban on unsolicited commercial messaging
true
The most common type of computer-related RSI is CTS
true
Technostress is a computer-related malady whose symptoms include fatigue
true