Written by Oreoluwa Alebiosu on January 7, 2014.
ACM's Moral Imperatives are:
- Contribute to society and human well-being: The explanation of this Moral Imperative was very understandable. The aim of most technological advancement is
to contribute to the well-being of everyone in our society so I strongly agree with this Moral Imperative.
- Avoid harm to others: This Moral Imperative comes very important from both ethical and moral perspective. It is important for a computing professional to
not harm anyone in anyway; either be undesirable loss of information, loss of property, property damage, or unwanted environmental impacts.
- Honor property rights including copyrights and patent: This is very important from an ethical standpoint, in addition to being a Moral Imperative. Unauthorized duplication of software is making use of someone else's work as a means which is wrong as Kant addressed this in his second Categorical Imperative theory.