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Copyright @ UW-River Falls

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The following policy submitted by the Computer Guidance Committee was approved by the Faculty Senate and Chancellor.

Whether the software was procured for Administrative or Academic use, the University, its faculty, staff and students shall at all times abide by any and all copyright laws pertaining to computer software and by any computer software license agreements which are legally applicable to them. Specifically this means that:

1.1 All copies of computer software used by any department, faculty or staff member or student on a University owned computer must be a legally acquired copy.
1.2 Unauthorized or illegal copying of copyrighted software for institutional, personal use or for distribution to others is strictly prohibited.
1.3 Knowingly allowing copyrighted software to be illegally copied is prohibited.
1.4 Copyrighted software must be stored in a location or manner so as to prevent the possibility of illegal copying.
1.5 Any person knowing of a possible violation of computer software copyright law is required to report the violation to the University Administration.

University of Wisconsin-River falls Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook, Chapter VII: UWS 7.20 Administrative Policy Papers Number: Number: AP 31 Revised Date Issued: May 20, 2004 Subject: Computer Software Use. The handbook is online, but the policy papers are only in the print copies.