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Copyright Law

Rockland Community College licenses the use of computer software from a variety of outside companies. The College does not own this software or its related documentation and, unless authorized by the software developer, does not have the right to reproduce it.

According to the U.S. Copyright Law and New York State, illegal reproduction of software can be subject to civil damages of as much as $100,000 and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment. Rockland Community College does not condone the illegal duplication of software. Employees learning of any misuse of software or elated documentation within the College should notify their department head. Employees who make, acquire, or use unauthorized copies of computer software will be disciplined, as follows:

  1. The Cabinet Officer to whom the employee reports will be notified, and the employee will be dismissed by said officer.
  2. The dismissed employee has the right to appeal through the Office of Human Resources.