Most software available for use on computers at Monroe College is protected by federal copyright laws. The College is not exempt from the laws covering copyrights. In addition, software is normally protected by a license agreement between the purchaser (Monroe College) and the software seller (respective vendor(s)). The software provided through the College may be used only on computing equipment as specified in the various software licenses.
It is the policy of the College to respect the copyright protections given to software owners by federal law. It is against College policy for persons covered by this agreement to copy or reproduce any licensed software on computing equipment, except as expressly permitted by the software license. Also, you may not use unauthorized copies of software on College-owned computers, laptops, iPads, Window Surface Pro’s, etc., or on personal computers housed in College facilities. Any unauthorized use of software, without the consent of the IT department, will subject the user to disciplinary action(s).
Unauthorized use of other copyrighted or licensed materials including, but not limited to, graphic images, music, video or audio files, and writings, are regarded as serious matters and is a violation of federal laws. The unauthorized use of copyrighted materials is unlawful copyright infringement. For more information on copyright laws, go to the U.S. Copyright Office.
Use of the College’s trademarks, service marks, or logos (including but not limited to the wordmark found on Monroe College letterhead and its seal) not in connection with official College business, is prohibited. Unauthorized use of trademarks, service marks or logos of other entities in connection with use of the College's computing and network facilities are also prohibited.