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12          <TITLE>Professional ethics and Information Technology</TITLE>          <TITLE>Professional ethics and Information Technology</TITLE>
13          <META name="Author" content="Andrew Pollock">          <META name="Author" content="Andrew Pollock">
14          <META name="Student Number" content="4137129">          <META name="Student_Number" content="4137129">
15          <META name="Lab Group" content="">          <META name="Lab_Group" content="">
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69                                          Similarly, the ACM breaks it's Code of Ethics down into three                                          Similarly, the ACM breaks it's Code of Ethics down into three
70                                          broad categories. The first, General Moral Imperatives, could                                          broad categories. The first, General Moral Imperatives, could
71                                          equally apply to most other professions. The sections                                          equally apply to most other professions. The sections
72                                          relating to intellectual property are vaguely more IT                                          relating to intellectual property are vaguely more
73                                          centric, however are still relevant to other professions that                                          IT-centric, however are still relevant to other professions
74                                          might involve either personal or contracted creativity.                                          that might involve either personal or contracted creativity.
75                                  </P>                                  </P>
76                          </DD>                          </DD>
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87                                  <P>                                  <P>
88                                          This is closely related to ongoing professional development,                                          This is closely related to ongoing professional development,
89                                          which is discussed next. Competence is an intangible, and as                                          which is discussed next. Competence is an intangible, and as
90                                          such difficult to guage in an individual. It is really up to                                          such difficult to gauge in an individual. It is really up to
91                                          the individual to have some sense of self-assessment when it                                          the individual to have some sense of self-assessment when it
92                                          comes to particular work.                                          comes to particular work.
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129                                          that members agree to <BLOCKQUOTE>treat fairly all persons                                          that members agree to <BLOCKQUOTE>treat fairly all persons
130                                          regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender,                                          regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender,
131                                          disability, age or national origin.</BLOCKQUOTE>                                          disability, age or national origin.</BLOCKQUOTE>
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132                          </DD>                          </DD>
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134                          <DT><STRONG>Promotion of the profession</STRONG></DT>                          <DT><STRONG>Promotion of the profession</STRONG></DT>
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149                                  </P>                                  </P>
150                          </DD>                          </DD>
151                  </DL>                  </DL>
         </P>  
152    
153          <H2>Principles specific to Information Technology</H2>          <H2>Principles specific to Information Technology</H2>
154          <P>          <P>
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185                                          that this is not specific enough to the area of intellectual                                          that this is not specific enough to the area of intellectual
186                                          property and copyright, not prescriptive enough about when                                          property and copyright, not prescriptive enough about when
187                                          "credit is due".                                          "credit is due".
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188                          </DD>                          </DD>
189    
190                          <DT><STRONG>Authorised access to computing resources</STRONG></DT>                          <DT><STRONG>Authorised access to computing resources</STRONG></DT>
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212                                          is relevant to the profession of IT, because IT professionals                                          is relevant to the profession of IT, because IT professionals
213                                          tend to have their technical opinions viewed highly, as they                                          tend to have their technical opinions viewed highly, as they
214                                          are considered subject-matter experts.                                          are considered subject-matter experts.
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215                          </DD>                          </DD>
216                  </DL>                  </DL>
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217    
218          <H2>Similarities to ANU code</H2>          <H2>Similarities to ANU code</H2>
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