HW1case – answer template (for online students)

Revised 1/15/17

Q1. Prepare case notes on an ethics case related to intellectual property. Online students will post their notes to their blog. Your notes should include the following.

  • A link or other citation to the case you are using; if it is from personal experience, point that out.
  • A list of 8 or more important facts about the case. These could help you tell your group members or anyone or remind yourself what the case is all about.
  • A list of questions (6 or more) you could ask your group members in order to get an interesting and enlightening discussion going (for in-class students), or that you could consider yourself or ask someone else about (for online students); see the “Questions to ask during discussion” tab on the course web page for some suggestions in developing your discussion questions.

Answer: The source of my case is http://intellectualproperty.com/surprisingcase.html.

Eight important facts are:

  1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, rutrum eu porta elementum consectetuer, commodo ipsum maecenas semper morbi urna aliquam, conubia mus augue, posuere eget, wisi sit at venenatis. Parturient dicta vestibulum, lectus erat aenean vulputate.
  2. Adipiscing quis ac mollis ante, urna eget lacus magna ligula nonummy, viverra sit leo neque phasellus elit velit, viverra vestibulum interdum netus turpis, ornare nec eu eu. Lorem pharetra, mauris ac pede eu amet.
  3. Magna a, sed tempor commodo aptent mauris, at ante ipsum tellus per, cras sollicitudin, justo sem nonummy sollicitudin dui.
  4. Risus justo at nisl feugiat mi.
  5. Vel condimentum eu feugiat maecenas adipiscing nec, volutpat suspendisse vestibulum pellentesque mauris vel, praesent diam.
  6. Ac rutrum donec, ligula tellus nec aliquet, suspendisse consectetuer, in gravida nunc ligula, luctus et dictum dolor mi vulputate.
  7. Egestas sed, mollis consequat amet curae ridiculus aliquam, curabitur velit volutpat in et tellus.
  8. Vestibulum sed tincidunt nullam torquent, sed ut.

Six questions to ask about the case are:

  1. Adipiscing quis ac mollis ante, urna eget lacus magna ligula nonummy, viverra sit leo neque phasellus elit velit, viverra vestibulum interdum netus turpis, ornare nec eu eu?
  2. Magna a, sed tempor commodo aptent mauris, at ante ipsum tellus per, cras sollicitudin, justo sem nonummy sollicitudin dui?
  3. Risus justo at nisl feugiat mi?
  4. Vel condimentum eu feugiat maecenas adipiscing nec, volutpat suspendisse vestibulum pellentesque mauris vel, praesent diam?
  5. Ac rutrum donec, ligula tellus nec aliquet, suspendisse consectetuer, in gravida nunc ligula, luctus et dictum dolor mi vulputate?
  6. Egestas sed, mollis consequat amet curae ridiculus aliquam, curabitur velit volutpat in et tellus?

Q2. Online students: Explain the case and discuss the questions you devised about it. Post this on your blog.

Answer: Vestibulum fringilla vel eros, nec sem nisl justo pulvinar a, non tellus, lectus sit metus pulvinar maecenas sit. Quis augue, amet mauris, imperdiet in. Id sed urna dolore, hendrerit morbi. Leo elit turpis ligula vel faucibus est, felis dictum maecenas, ante diam amet, semper adipiscing molestie vitae phasellus. A ac praesent taciti vivamus, quis lectus ligula ac orci scelerisque tincidunt, consequat dolor ornare bibendum sit arcu. Dolor pellentesque nec rhoncus quisque, enim sit phasellus.
Sollicitudin elementum sem, eros wisi pretium ipsum. Mauris leo convallis eu sem urna, in varius elit libero congue vitae, in vestibulum mattis id proin eu, metus amet sapien lorem aliquam sunt. Torquent nulla magna ante mauris nulla justo, nullam morbi felis commodo lacus parturient, orci mollis viverra velit. Et dignissim, proin quis diam vitae, dui bibendum assumenda eu massa, congue condimentum egestas felis. Id proin nec erat dignissim, quis ullamcorper, proin justo vel, eu wisi iaculis aliquet sollicitudin sollicitudin. Fusce lobortis, erat nunc in, maecenas neque eleifend libero nulla enim. Sit massa a aliquet tellus, libero eros tellus eu. Nunc ut aute morbi, diam vulputate bibendum quisque, purus nulla eleifend vivamus lectus.

Q3. Avoiding plagiarism, that is, improper copying, is an important academic principle and skill, and is also an important part of any university’s moral code. Thus, learning more about it fits nicely into this course, because what someone writes is intellectual property and there are ethical considerations about property, intellectual or other (maybe it’s theirs, maybe their employer’s, or maybe they sold it to another party). It is also highly applicable in real life when you have to prepare reports and need to give credit to your sources of information. Work through the online tutorial on plagiarism https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/. Email me with any questions and/or discuss with your group. Take the online test that the site offers, and get the self-study certificate that the site offersTake a screen shot of the certificate and email it to me at berleant@gmail.com or jdberleant@ualr.edu (don’t put it on your blog).

Answer: I emailed the instructor my certificate.

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