BIT 2109 PROFESSIONAL  ISSUES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DISTANCE LEARNING KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2013/2014
ORDINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2109 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: AUGUST, 2014 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE (30 MARKS)
a) Describe the way in which each of these mechanisms might be used to protect the IP
of a
software company. (6 Marks)
i) copyright
ii) trade marks
iii) patents.
b) Discuss the Security issues of E-commerce (4Marks)
c) Discuss how information systems have affected everyday life. (10 Marks)
d) Explain the law of confidence in the context of intellectual property right.
(6 Marks)
e) Briefly explain the purpose of a code of conduct. (4Marks)
QUESTION TWO (20 MARKS)
a) Describe the types of discrimination that are prohibited by anti-discrimination
legislation in the UK. (10 marks)
b) What is software piracy and how can this problem be addressed? (10 Marks)
QUESTION THREE (20 MARKS)
a) Discuss the impact of the use of technology on the privacy of people. (8 Marks)
b) Discuss the purpose of professional bodies and using examples show how they can
contribute to professional practice in organisations. (8Marks)
c) Explain the difference between a public limited company (plc) and a
private limited company. (4Marks)
QUESTION FOUR (20 MARKS)
a) Discuss the ethical and legal considerations of Internet use (8 Marks)
b) Discuss the categories of Private and Personal information in the context of
Professional
Issues in IT. (4 Marks)
c) Using examples explain Moral & Ethical Dimensions of the Information Age.
(8 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE (20 MARKS)
a) Explain the categories of Private Information in the context of ethical use of ICT.
(8 Marks)
b) Discuss factors that have contributed to the digital divide. (6Marks)
c) Discuss the ICT characteristics that have Ethical and Moral implications. (6 Marks)

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