Social, Ethical, and Legal Implications of Computing

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This course includes a survey of topics related to the social, ethical, and legal implications of computing, including: the history of computing, the social context of computing, professional and ethical responsibilities, the risks and liabilities of safety-critical systems, intellectual property, privacy and civil liberties, the social implications of the Internet, computer crime, and economic issues in computing.

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