VIKBA23 Information Ethics

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ivana Kupčíková, DiS. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Sabina Kubisová
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Fri 12:00–13:40 K32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Course introduces students into fundamental problems of information field, ICT and media, general ethic rules and tenets, overview of development of information ethics focus and related new topics. Current information dilemmas are scrutinized with application of ethical decision methods.

At the end of this course, students should be able: . to avoid academically dishonest behavior . to judge value of ethical arguments . to make ethically based decision . to apply value sensitive design
Syllabus
  • 1. Ethics and Information Ethics
  • 2. Ethical dilemmas decision - COVER model
  • 3. Intellectual Property - Plagiarism
  • 4. Intellectual Property - Information sharing, P2P network
  • 5. Value Sensitive Design
  • 6. Computer Security and Hacking
  • 7. Free and Open Software
  • 8. Ethics and Library Profession
  • 9. Censorship
  • 10. responsibilities for Information
  • 11. Information Overload and Spam
  • 12. Information Privacy
  • 13. Intercultural Information Ethics
Literature
  • LESSIG, Lawrence. Svobodná kultura. 2010. Dostupný z: http://www.svobodna-kultura.cz/Download/Svobodna_kultura_Lessig.pdf
  • ESS, Charles. Digital Media Ethics. 1. ed. Cambridge : Polity, 2009. ISBN 978-0745641645.
  • BREMAN, Sanford. Prejudice and Antipathies. A tract on the LC Subject Heads Concerning People. Jefferson : McFarland, 1993. 211 p. ISBN 0-89950-828-6.
  • STALLMAN, Richard. Proč by měl být software svobodný. Verze z 24. dubna 1992). (Přeloženo 18.9.2001). Dostupný z: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/shouldbefree.html
  • MITCHELL, J. M. – YORDY, E. D. COVER It: A Comprehensible Framework for Guiding Students Through Ethical Dilemmas. Journal of Legal Studies Education. 2010, Vol. 27, No. 1, s. 35 – 60.
  • HIMMA, Kenneth Einar – TAVANI, Herman T. The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2008. 706 s. ISBN 978-0-471-79959-7.
  • WOLKOFF, Kathleen Nietzke. The Problem of Holocaust Denial Literature in Libraries. Library Trends. 1996, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 87 – 96.
  • IRIE - International Review of Information Ethics. Dostupný z: http://www.i-r-i-e.net/
  • The Blackwell guide to the philosophy of computing and information. Edited by Luciano Floridi. First published. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. xiv, 371. ISBN 0631229183. info
  • ČINČERA, Jan. Informační etika : sylabus k bakalářskému studiu informační vědy. Edited by Pavla Kánská. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2002. 81 s. ISBN 8021029811. info
  • JÁNOŠ, Karel. Informační etika. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1993. 134 pp. info
Teaching methods
Educational methods:
- Lectures
- Discussions
Assessment methods
Requests to undergo:
- Paper (30%)
- Oral examination (60%)
- Activity (discussions, blog) (10%)
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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