International students and awareness of digital scanning issues

TitleInternational students and awareness of digital scanning issues
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsDahl, RD, Horowitz, RB
JournalProfessional Communication, IEEE Transactions on
Date Published1992
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0361-1434
Keywordscomputerised , COPYRIGHT , Counterfeiting , desktop , Digital , Image , INDUSTRIAL , Investments , Law , legal , OPTICAL , Printers , Space
AbstractThe legal and ethical issues raised by the ability to use desktop scanners to convert images into digital data for manipulation, enhancement, and eventual incorporation into a publication are discussed. Potential legal problems involve copyright infringement and libel, both of which are familiar concerns to technical writers, although they tend to be associated with text rather than graphic images. Ethical issues raised by the available technology include concerns about enhanced advertisements. To maintain public confidence in digitally processed images, technical communicators in academia must provide guidelines for their students, both US and international, who will encounter many of these legal and ethical issues in the workplace