I:03:02 Computer Software Policy

Middle Tennessee State University, in purchasing computer software, commits to specific licensing agreements. MTSU does not own this software or its related documentation and may only use it for the purposes stated in the licensing agreement. Therefore, misuse or unauthorized uses, including duplication of licensed software for backup or archival purposes or duplication of related documentation may be a violation of United States Copyright Law.

MTSU employees shall use computer software only in accordance with the terms of the license agreement. MTSU does not condone or support the use of any authorized copies of software. All software used by MTSU employees to perform their university responsibilities shall be purchased through appropriate procedures.

Any employee who makes, acquires, or uses illegally reproduced software can be subject to civil and criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment. Further, employees who violate this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary actions.

Revisions: August 30, 1994 (original).