Software Code of Ethics
Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted computer software violates the law and is
contrary to the University of Evansville’s standards of conduct.
The University of Evansville disapproves of such copying and recognizes the
following principles as a basis for preventing its occurrences:
The University of Evansville will neither engage in nor tolerate the making or
using of unauthorized software copies under any circumstances.
The University of Evansville will provide legally-acquired software to meet
legitimate software needs in a timely fashion and in sufficient quantities
for all university computers that require such software.
The University of Evansville will comply with all license or purchase terms
regulating the use of any software that the University of Evansville acquires or uses.
The University of Evansville will enforce strong internal controls to prevent the making
or using of unauthorized software copies, including effective measures to verify compliance
with these standards and appropriate disciplinary measures for violation of these standards.
The purpose of the code of ethics is to state the University of Evansville's policy concerning
software installation and duplication. All employees shall use software only in accordance with
the license agreement. Any other duplication of licensed software except for backup and archival
purposes is a violation of the law. Unlawful duplication of copyrighted computer software
violates the University of Evansville's standards of conduct.
The following points must be followed in order to comply with software license agreements:
All software must be used in accordance with the license agreements.
No employee (faculty/staff/student) of the University of Evansville will make any
unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances.
Anyone found unlawfully copying or installing software is subject to institutional
disciplinary policies and may be subject to civil and criminal penalties including
fines and imprisonment.
No employee (faculty/staff/student) shall give software that is licensed to the
University of Evansville, to any other employee or non-employee, including clients,
customers and others, that would be outside the scope of the license agreement between
the university and the software vendor.
Any employee (faculty/staff/student) who determines that there may be a misuse of software
within their department shall notify the Assistant Vice President of the Office of
All software used by the University of Evansville on University of Evansville computers
will be properly-purchased through appropriate procedures.