Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

In today's fast-paced, technology driven world, security and safety are perennial and pertinent concerns. From personal to institutional practices, it is important that we maintain vigilance in our efforts to provide the safest, securest access to global connectivity. Therefore the ITS department has conceived and implemented a host of Procedures and Policies to keep you, and the University, secure. These may be viewed below.

DOWNLOADING AND SOFTWARE PIRACY POLICY

Duplicating copyrighted videos, music, or software programs without permission of the author is broadly defined as copyright infringement. The illegal activity of duplicating, using, selling or distributing copyrighted material is equivalent to theft and is therefore a crime. Unauthorized installation of software is stealing and is also illegal.

Possession or use of pirated software also makes one potentially liable for piracy.

The maximum penalties are $250,000 in fines and up to five years in prison. Ignorance is not an excuse.

All of us have a responsibility to say “no” to software piracy. Purchase and use only legal copies of software with serial numbers.

If you suspect the occurrence of piracy, you should report information to ITS at (405) 466-3215. Your identity will be held in confidence.

More information on Federal Copyright Laws.

LEGAL DOWNLOADS

There are legal download alternatives. Access the list of legal resources for legal downloading of copyrighted material by logging on to:
http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent

ACCEPTABLE USE

You may download the ful Acceptable Use Policy.

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