RE: Who cares about ethics?

Subject: RE: Who cares about ethics?
From: Sean Brierley <seanb_us -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 09:52:30 -0700 (PDT)


Good points.

My employer (hi guys!) monitors internet and computer
activity. They spot check PCs for unauthorized stuff
and send e-mails around reminding everyone of our
software policy. I do have personal software on my PC;
I bought it, paid for it, use it for work, and was
sure to get approval from MIS.

For example, recently some of our folks were using an
out-of-country music database--Napster kind of
thing--our network guys shut that down pronto and
warnings were issued. In fact, music and video formats
are blocked here--regardless of whether you own them
or not, as are some URLs.

Given all of this, if I cross any line, I fully expect
to be notified. I know it is the same at some other
companies around here (Connecticut).

Cheers,

Sean

--- Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> I suspect that many (most? all?) of us work in
> environments where personal use of
> computers, networks, and internet connections is
> accepted so long as it doesn't
> interfere with productivity (too much). Still, the
> ethical question remains: is it
> ethical to do something simply because it is allowed
> or because no one is stopping me?
>
> =====
> Tom Murrell

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