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Mar-April 2006

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From the Editor – Issue 46

A summary of the contents of the current issue of Ethix.

Dear Ethix – Issue 46

Readers write about employment agreements, Broetje First Fruits, electronic transactions, the definition of integrity, and a new ethics resource.

TechWatch: Stealing Atoms or Electrons

Al Erisman discusses the struggle with understanding intellectual property and its not-too-distant relative, the value of ideas, in the context of the digital revolution.

Januar Darmawan: Nutrifood Indonesia: Manufacturing an Ethical Workplace

Januar Darmawan speaks about running an ethical business in an unethical culture.

NewsNotables – Issue 46

Companies Face Ethical Issues Over Tamiflu
The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2006
Pensions Up for Another Squeeze
Associated Press, January 17, 2006
Pensions Up for Another Squeeze
Associated Press, January 17, 2006
Lay-Skilling Enron Trial is Really About Lying
Associated Press, January 23, 2006
Google Protects Users’ Data
USA Today, January 27, 2006

Essay: Indonesian Leaders View Corruption With Humor, Frustration, and Hope

Al Erisman talks with Indonesian business people and government officials who were passionate about addressing the corruption problems in their country.

Asia Perspective: Music and Film Companies, Friend or Foe?

Seamus Phan explores the issues of music and film companies and their stance on protecting intellectual property in Asia.

Ethics for Business: Sharing Ethical Culture Globally

Nancy Higgins comments on global ethics and business conduct.

InReview – Issue 46

The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
by John Battelle
Eradication of Corruption: Towards Self-Reliance, Prosperity, Welfare, and Justice by Kwik Kian Gie

Ethix Forum – Issue 46

As wireless capability grows, more people are finding “hot spots” that have been left open by neighbors or nearby businesses. Is there an ethical problem in taking advantage of this “free access”? Why, or why not?