Okefenokee Technical College 2012-2013 Catalog
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Software piracy is illegal and grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal of employees who have illegally copied software. Penalties for illegally copying software are severe--$100,000 for willful acts plus attorney’s fees. It does not make any difference who loads the software. For example, if an employee loads personal software on an OTC computer and then the software is copied by others at the College – the College is liable even though it was unaware of the activity. Any software on computers in a classroom or office for which Okefenokee Technical College does not have a license must be removed. The IT staff maintains a college-wide file on all software licensing agreements, including the purchase of computers with pre-loaded software. It will conduct a periodic review of all computers and inventory the software against the licensing agreement. Employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.