Unauthorized Distribution of Copyright Material

Students are subjected to all copyright laws, rules, regulations, and penalties, including the Federal Criminal Intellectual Property Statutes of the United States Code (17 U.S.C. 506 and 18 U.S.C. 2318) and Code of Federal Regulations (34 CFR 668.43(a)(10) and 34 CFR 668.41(c).

Details of the UT System and university policies regarding use of copyrighted materials may be found in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. For additional information, check the UT System’s Office of General Counsel home page.

Software Copyrights

Software piracy is a very serious issue. The following standards apply at the Health Science Center:

  1. All software should be used only in accordance with the applicable software license agreements.
  2. No faculty, staff, or student should make any unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances.
  3. The use of unauthorized copies of software on any university-owned equipment will not be tolerated.

It is not right to illegally copy software or to use illegal software. In addition to possible legal action by the holder of software copyrights, any faculty, staff, and/or student engaging in software piracy will be subject to university discipline up to and including termination.

If you are aware of any software misuse or infringement of copyright laws, notify the head of your department or the Office of Internal Audit and Consulting Services immediately.