The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Why Crowdsourcing Needs Ethics

  title={The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Why Crowdsourcing Needs Ethics},
  author={Florian Alexander Schmidt},
  journal={2013 International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing},
  • F. Schmidt
  • Published 30 September 2013
  • Business
  • 2013 International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing
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