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Software Licensing

Purpose:
To ensure that the College is in compliance with third party software licensing and use requirements.
 
Statement:
All software used by members of the College and/or installed on College-owned devices must be in full licensing compliance.
 
Description:
  • Worcester State licenses the computer software it uses from a variety of affiliated and unaffiliated companies. Worcester State does not own this software, but purchases a license in order to be able to use it. Any unauthorized reproduction or copying of such software, whether for business or personal use, is prohibited.
  • All software may be used only in accordance with the terms of the license agreement. If you are unsure if any action may violate such a license agreement, request authorization from Information Technologies before proceeding. Misuse of software, equipment, or resources will subject the employee to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
  • All software media purchased by the College must be assigned an inventory asset tag by Information Technologies.  Information Technologies will archive all software media in a secure central location.  Information Technologies will archive all license keys and codes will be stored in a secure central location. 
  • Members of the College community must not share, exchange, or sell any College-own software media, key codes, license codes, etc., under any circumstances without prior written approval from the College's CIO or designee.
 
Approved By: Don Vescio
 
Origination Date: 3/12/2009

Last modified at 6/22/2009 10:05 AM  by Vescio, Donald