Computers and Software

Computers and Software

UWM provides access to computers, databases, electronic mail, the Internet, software, and other University information technology resources to its faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, in order to facilitate the pursuit of excellence in the University’s missions of scholarship, learning, teaching, research, and service. Computers in student organization offices are owned by the University and access to them is a privilege granted to registered student organization officers and their student members.

In order to preserve access to University IT Resources for the entire community, everyone is expected to know and adhere to the appropriate University, state and federal regulations and guidelines. The Federal Copyright law says that anyone who purchases a copy of software has the right to load that copy onto a single computer and to make another copy for “archival” purposes only. It is illegal to use that software on more than one computer or to make or distribute copies of that software for any other purpose, unless specific permission has been obtained from the copyright owner.

For the software on student organization computers, you may not share, duplicate or redistribute the software executables, serial numbers, activation codes or installation CDs to anyone, including other UW System employees. You may not use the home use rights to install software on a university-owned computer, including a licensee’s laptop or second university-owned computer. Students are responsible for adhering to the terms and conditions of the campus computer policies. Failure to comply with software licenses is a violation of U.S. Copyright Laws and the Acceptable Use of IT Resources policy.


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