Software Policy

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee policy regarding the use of microcomputer software is applicable to all University-owned equipment. Please make arrangements to review what software is on or being used in your organization’s allocated computer. If you have software other than what was provided by the University, you must have documentation on hand to prove that the organization has a legal right to possess and use all software currently being used. Student Involvement will have the documentation on file for all University- purchased software for student organizations.

The University does not condone the illegal duplication or use of software. According to U.S. Copyright Law, illegal reproduction of software can be subject to civil damages of as much as $100,000 and criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment. University employees and/or students who make, acquire or use unauthorized copies of computer software shall be disciplined as appropriate under the circumstances. Such discipline may include termination or expulsion.

This section does not contain all regulations regarding the Software Policy, so if you have any further questions regarding the illegal use of computer software, please contact Student Involvement (414)229-5780 or the University Information and Technology Services (UITS) Office (Help Desk (414)229-4040).

(See also Computer Policy, Guidelines, and Copyrights)


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