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Copyright Resources: Computer Software

Overview: Computer Software

The guidelines for classroom copying in not-for- profit educational institutions are explicitly limited to books and periodicals, and do not encompass other types of copyrighted works, including computer programs. Computer software is purchased under a specific license agreement. It is important to note here that licenses trump fair use. This includes “click through” or “click wrap” agreements commonly seen during software installation. It is very important that you familiarize yourself with the terms of your license agreement. University site license questions should be directed to CNU Information Technology Services. All site licenses are reviewed by University Council prior to purchase.

Continue reading for more detailed information at Policy Section IX. Use of Computer Software.

Open source software licenses

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