Topic 23 Resources

Topic 23 Resources

Students need to understand:
  • how to investigate and discuss Computer Science technologies while considering:
    • legal issues
  • legislation relevant to Computer Science:
    • The Data Protection Act 1998
    • Computer Misuse Act 1990
    • Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988
    • Creative Commons Licensing
    • Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Choose from the following to help you learn:


CAMBRIDGE Computer Science: 
From Page 228 Section "Legislation" through to the top of page 231, not including Activities.
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Page 59. Section "Legislation and privacy" which continues right through to "Creative Commons" on Page 61.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition):
Page 6. Section "Legal considerations
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012):
Page 6. Section "Legal considerations"
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition)
Page 51. Section R26 "Legislation"
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Page 186. Section 'Legal issues' continues into 'Creative Commons' top half of Page 190.

Web Sites

BBC Bitesize: "Ethics and the law" Pages 1,2,4 and 8
Cambridge MOOC: Section 36: Legal considerations
Wikipedia: Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act, Copyright, Creative Commons, Freedom of Information  (5 articles)
Simple Wikipedia: Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act, Copyright, Creative Commons and Freedom of Information Act. (5 articles)
Teach-ICT:  Legislation


"Computers and the law" watch all

OCR: Part A (Data Protection) watch all
OCR: Part B (Computer Misuse) watch all
OCR: Part C (Copyright) watch all

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