EDUCOM / EDUCAUSE History
EDUCOM was a non-profit consortium of colleges and universities
committed to the use and management of information technology for teaching and
learning. The EDUCOM Code is their statement of principle about intellectual
property and the legal and ethical use of software. As an institutional member
The EDUCAUSE Statement on Software and Intellectual Rights
Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. This principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to determine the form, manner, and terms of publication and distribution.
Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secret and copyright violations may be grounds for sanctions against members of the academic community.
Texas State University–San Marcos Software Copyright Policy Statement
Most computer software in use at
Texas State expects its students, staff, and faculty to become familiar with the issues of software copyrights, and to avoid using or providing for any use of copyrighted software that violates licensing agreements while performing University business or in a University facility. This policy pertains to not only major productivity applications, but also to proprietary fonts, templates and other data, run-time packages, operating systems, and utilities such as disk utilities, screen savers, terminate-and-stay-resident programs, desk accessories, etc.