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SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ETHICS AND LAW

Both ethics and law are complimentary to each other and are made:

-    to guide user from misusing computers

-to create a healthy computer society, so that computers are used to contribute to a better life

-to prevent any crime.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ETHICS AND LAW

Ethics

Guidelines - as a guidelines to computer users

Moral standards - ethical behaviour is judge by moral standards

Free to follow - computer users are free to follow or ignore the code ethics.

No punishments - no punishment for anyone who violates ethics

Universals - Universals can be applied anywhere, all over the world.

Produce ethical computer users - to produce ethical computer users

•   Immoral - not honouring computer ethics means ignoring the moral elements (immoral)

Law

•   Control - as a rule to control computer users.

Judicial Standards - law is judge by judicial standards.

Must follow - computers user must follow the regulations and law.

•    Penalties, imprisonments and other punishments - penalties, imprisonments and other  punishments for those who break the law.

Depends on country - depends on country and state where the crime is committed

Prevent misusing of computers - to prevent misuse of computers

Crime - not honouring the law means committing a crime.

UNETHICAL VS LAW BREAKING CONDUCTS

Unethical:

Using the office computer to do personal things

Reading your friend's e-mail without his or her permission

Plagiarising and using materials from the Internet for your class assignment without giving credit to the original author.

Law breaking

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