The readings address subjects including the global impact of computers, on-line communities, and virtual reality. Selections analyze topics ranging from privacy, copyright and professionalism to computer crime. The texts included in this book are by women and men of many nations and diverse perspectives. The writers include ethicists, lawyers and engineers, as well as sociologists, anthropologists, social scientists, and literary figures. a multi-national flavor, appropriate to the global nature of computer technologies. student-centered introductions to each section and article. article-based introductions to the philosophy of technology in general, with particular attention to computer ethics. samples of practical guidelines and codes of conduct from different types of private, professional, and government institutions. a large selection of further resources listed both in section bibliographies and in the appendices.Hester, D. Micah is the author of 'Computers and Ethics in the Cyberage', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130829788 and ISBN 0130829781.