If Microsoft is guilty of reverse engineering, did they engage in unethical practices?
Do you agree with the framers of the U.S. Constitution that Intellectual Property
is a fundamental right and was an important protection for a new country? Why
or why not?
• Have you ever downloaded “pirated” or illegally obtained music or movies?
• Whether you have or have not, do you believe that such activity constitutes an
infringement on someone’s intellectual property? How would you feel it was
music you composed, or an app you developed that others were stealing?
• If Microsoft is guilty of reverse engineering, did they engage in unethical
practices? Or did they engage in activity that fostered innovation and improved
peoples’ lives? Is it unethical regardless?