STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SOFTWARE CODE OF ETHICS
This is the State of Connecticut policy concerning software duplication. Under this code, all employees shall use software only in accordance with its license agreement. Unless otherwise provided in the license, any duplication of copyrighted software, except for backup and archival purposes, is a violation of the Copyright Act, which is found in Title 17 of the U. S. Code. Any unauthorized duplication of copyrighted computer software not only violates federal law and is contrary to the State's standards of conduct, but is also considered computer crime under Section 53-251(b)(e) of the Connecticut General Statutes. The following principles are to be followed to comply with software license agreements.
1. All software will be used in accordance with their license agreements.
2. Unauthorized copies of any software may not be made or used on state agency computer hardware.
3. Illegal copying of software is not allowed under any circumstance. Making, using, or otherwise acquiring unauthorized software, while employed as a state employee, will subject you to appropriate disciplinary measures.
4. Software licensed to the State of Connecticut, its agencies, departments, commissions or sub-divisions is not to be loaned or given to anyone.
5. Software licensed to the State of Connecticut, its agencies, departments, commissions or sub-divisions is to be used only in the conduct of the state's business.
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