In evaluating ethical dilemmas sometimes there are moral principles that lead to clear-cut courses of action. More often, however, there are several possible solutions each of which is morally acceptable. Our values and experiences, unique to each of us, will influence our views when considering ethical problems and identifying solutions. To help you in learning to do this, you will find a series of nine brief case studies in this section. Each brief case is based loosely on one or more real life incidents.
Here are four of the most famous intellectual property disputes between world-renowned company brands, and, yes - a macaque monkey. Dre and Metallica, won significant lawsuits against Napster citing copyright infringement on an unrivalled scale. The case set a precedent in 21st century copyright law regarding the impact of peer-to-peer file sharing on the earnings of the creators and owners of original artistic content. In , the high-end signature hand-bag and luggage maker, Louis Vuitton Malletier, lost an outrageous copyright infringement case against comedy fashion company Haute Diggity Dog. The comedy designers had released a line of parody products named Chewy Vuitton, to go along with other memorable knock-offs such as Chewnel No. Remarkably, the U.
It's hard to have a discussion about ethics if you are now sure what is meant by the term. Here is a short list of deffinitions of terms commonly used when talking about ethics, as well as a copy of the " Seven Step Method for Ethical Decision-Making " - a helpful guide that takes you through the steps of thinking through a complex ethical question. Below is a collection of resources for students and faculty advisors interested in exploring the unique ethical questions raised by their projects. The exercises below are only suggestions.
Authorship is the most visible form of academic recognition and credit. However, because credit for publication is also important in disputes and allegations of research misconduct, it is worth considering why authorship credit is more than a matter of personal gratification. Indeed, attribution of credit and responsibility is central to the structure of science. The framework of science depends in part on the ability of institutions, policy makers, and the public to identify who is responsible for the work and its interpretation. Funding agencies consider past success, as evidenced by authorship, in the allocation of research grants.