TTUHSC Information Technology

TTUHSC IT Policies

8.1.       COPYRIGHT AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Copying, adapting, and/or electronically transmitting computer software is strictly forbidden except:

  1. Where a new copy or adaptation is created as an essential step in the utilization of the computer program in conjunction with a machine and that it is used in no other manner.
  2. Where a new copy and adaptation is for archival purposes only and that all archival copies are destroyed in the event that continued possession of the computer program should cease to be rightful.
  3. Where appropriate, written consent (from the holder of such copyright) is obtained.
  4. Where the software is in the public domain, and appropriate documentation can be supplied.

As with CD’s and DVD’s, computer programs may not be rented, leased, or loaned for direct or indirect commercial advantage.

Lawful transfer of possession of a legally licensed computer program may be exempt, provided there are no existing copies left on the original machine.

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