ERIC Number: ED262758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
ICCE Policy Statement on Network and Multiple Machine Software.
International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.
Designed to provide educators with guidance for the lawful reproduction of computer software, this document contains suggested guidelines, sample forms, and several short articles concerning software copyright and license agreements. The initial policy statement calls for educators to provide software developers (or their agents) with a district-level approved written policy statement which includes the responsibilities of both the educator and the school, and lists the responsibilities of the hardware vendor and the software developer/vendor in assisting educators to observe copyright laws and publishers' license agreements. Four attachments contain a suggested school district policy on software copyright, a software policy for a community college with a large microcomputer lab, a suggested format for software licensing, and some technical notes on software encryption for software/hardware vendors. Four articles on computer software copyright conclude the document: "Software Copyright Interpretation" (LeRoy Finkel); "Computers, Software and the Law" (David G. Novick); and "Right and Wrong in Educational Computing" (David G. Novick). (JB)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Copyrights, Guidelines, Legal Responsibility, Microcomputers, School Districts, School Policy
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.