Computer Software Policy

Assumption College Policies:

Technology Acceptable Use Policy
Network Use Policy

Computer Software Policy
HEOA Compliance Statement & Policy

POLICY REGARDING COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Assumption College licenses the use of its computer software from a variety of outside companies.  Assumption does not own this software or its related documentation and, unless authorized by the software developer, does not have the right to reproduce it. 

Assumption personnel (administrators, faculty, staff, and students) may use the software only in accordance with the license agreement.  (Information on the agreement may be obtained from the Computer Center and/or the Business Office.)  In particular, unless authorized by the software developer, it is illegal to make copies, on diskette or otherwise, of software (programs, word processors, spreadsheets, etc.) that bear the copyright symbol and/or a copyright number.      

Anyone caught making, acquiring or using unauthorized copies of computer software will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

According to the U.S. Copyright Law 17 U.S.C. Section 504, illegal reproduction of software can be subject to civil damages of $100,000 or more and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.      

Disciplinary action resulting from a violation of this policy will range from one year suspension from the College (as well as restitution for damages committed) to expulsion from the College.