Codes of Ethics Worksheet 2

Consider the following situation:

Hacking into a Computer to get Publicly Available Documentation

Dave hacks into the systems of the Enormous Telecommunications Company (ETC) and copies a file that describes certain details of ETC's delicate switching equipment. When Dave is nabbed by the Feds, they charge him with theft. But the document is provided essentially for free by ETC to anyone for the price of postage.

Review the ACM code and locate applicable tenets of the code to this situation. List the applicable section number(s). 





Has Dave violated any of the clauses of the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct? Specify which and why? 





Does the code help you respond to your manager who says that you should fire Dave? How?  





Does the code suggest or imply any specific action on your part? What? 





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