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Design and implementation of a campus computer ethics policy

Michael A. Covington (Michael A. Covington <> is Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Center at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602‐7415, USA. He was Chairman of the taskforce which developed the University’s campus computer ethics policy, and is Chairman of the University’s Computer Security and Ethics Incident Handling Team. Tel: (1) 706 542 0358)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 December 1995



As the set of people using computers becomes larger and less cohesive, it is becoming important to educate users about their ethical responsibilities. Design of an effective campus computer ethics policy requires awareness of numerous cultural, technical and legal issues. Especially important are the cultural splits between power users and utilitarian users, and between “old world” and “new world” philosophies of computer ethics. Discusses those issues and presents the University of Georgia’s ethics policy as a model to aid those developing similar policies at other institutions.



Covington, M.A. (1995), "Design and implementation of a campus computer ethics policy", Internet Research, Vol. 5 No. 4, pp. 31-41.




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