PART ONE: Digital Intellectual Property
The Internet is an ideal communication mechanism because of its openness and anonymity but people must make ethical decisions about how to use this power. Intellectual property is a work of the mind, such as art, books, formulas, inventions, and processes that are distinct and created by a single person or group. Copyright law protects authored works such as art, books, film, and music. Patent law protects inventions, and trade secret law helps safeguard information that is mission critical in an organization.
Discuss how freedom of expression and intellectual property rights might ethically conflict. In your reply, consider how your own freedom of expression might affect your privacy or personal intellectual property. Please provide examples when possible.
Note: Initial Response and two (2) follow-up responses and reference (s).
PART TWO: Paper B2: An Organizational or Personal Policy to address the IT-related ethical issue of Paper B1.
Write an organizational policy (or personal policy, if not in the job force) to correct the IT-related ethical issue that you described in Paper B1, where you mapped key organizational or personal issues and identified how these digital ethical issues were affected by relevant laws, regulations, and policies. Please incorporate the instructor’s feedback from the instructor’s evaluation of Paper B1, as appropriate and then use the Paper B1 matrix you produced as a supporting document.
The following elements must be addressed:
Look at other policies to see how they are written. While the following site:http://www.sans.org/security-resources/policies/computer.php, provides credible examples of templates for policies, an Internet search may provide other templates, however there is no need to copy a template for this assignment, as the template should only be utilized to provide guidance regarding the following headings.
Your policy should include appropriate information for the following major headings:
- Overview of the policy
- Purpose of the policy
- Scope (roles and responsibilities of stakeholders)
- Policy Points to follow – (Note: you should be aware that a policy only describes “what,”the staff of an organization will do, while a procedure describes “how,” the staff of an organization will accomplish a required action. As a result, this section should only discuss the specific measures, needs, or changes to behavior within the organization in terms ofpolicy points, i.e., what they must do to conform to the policy. Any procedures that are needed to assist in doing the “what,” are usually included by reference later in the policy– procedures should not be included in the policy points).
- Sanctions/enforcement of policy
Prepare a 3-5 page, double-spaced paper with your Organizational or Personal Policy (if not in the job force).
This assignment requires a minimum of three external references. Indicate appropriate APA source citations for all sources you use.
In addition to critical thinking and analysis skills, your paper should reflect appropriate grammar and spelling, good organization, and proper business-writing style.
Note: This is a continuation from last assignment ” A Matrix Mapping of Safeguarding Mental Health Records of Persons Seeking Firearms”.