COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE

BOARD POLICY - 6162.6

Federal law and District Policy prohibit the unauthorized copying or use of computer software programs.

Users of technology in the Irvine Unified School District shall adhere to all computer software copyright and licensing provisions.  Regardless of the electronic device on which the software or operating system resides, downloading, copying, or using any software product, operating product or computer application in violation of the applicable license agreement is strictly prohibited.

Any employee found copying software (other than for approved backup purposes) and/or giving software to any other person is subject to appropriate administrative and/or disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

All employees and all students shall be made aware of this policy and the potential consequences for violation.  To the extent permitted by the district's technology infrastructure, all district electronic devices shall be monitored for installation of licensed software.

Policy Adopted: June 18, 1985
Policy Revised:  March, 2002
Policy Revised:  August 27, 2002

Administrative Regulation