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Information Law & Ethics

The competencies for the Information Law & Ethics Test are as follows:

  1. Correctly identify the definitions of the relationship between ethics and laws.
  2. Demonstrate a general understanding of copyright and license law regarding software, database contents, Internet publications, and other published materials.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of ethics related to citing Internet information resources (i.e. plagiarism).
  4. Correctly identify the appropriate role and typical contents of an acceptable use policy (AUP) for the computers in an organization.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of computer users' rights and duty regarding of privacy, accuracy, property, and accessibility, specifically including the following issues: harassment, fraud, negligence, plagiarism, spamming, trolling and flaming.

The Information Law & Ethics exam is a multiple choice, multiple answer, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank test and is graded immediately after it is taken. It is somewhat difficult and not easily passed without reviewing the Tutorial. A print-friendly version of the tutorial is also available.


When you are ready to take the exam, please let the consultant know and he/she will unlock the test for you after you have shown your USU ID. One question is displayed at a time. Select the correct answer and click NEXT to proceed to the next question.


When you are finished answering all the questions, click EXIT TEST. Your score will be displayed immediately. You will need to score 70% or higher to pass this exam. If you passed, congratulations! If not, you may want to study the tutorial and try again.