A6200.05 Computer Software Copyright Policy

Operating Standard

Type: Administrative
Related Policies: A6200
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  1. The College does not condone unauthorized copying of software or the use of illegal software.  It is the policy of Shawnee Community College that no person will use or cause to be used in the college any software which does not fall into one of the following categories:

    1. It is in the public domain.
    2. It is covered by a licensing agreement with the software authors, vendor, developer or license distributor, whichever is applicable.
    3. It has been donated to the college along with legal release for its use and a record of a bona fide contribution exists.
    4. It has been purchased by the college and record of a bona fide purchase exists.
    5. It has been purchased by the user and a record of bona fide purchase exists.

  2. All users are responsible for original manuals and software disks and should exhibit the manuals and/or disks in the event of an audit.


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