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Software Copyright Policy

Most software available for use on computers at the University of Washington is protected by federal copyright laws. Educational institutions are not exempt from the laws covering copyrights, and it is the policy of the university to respect federal copyright and license protections. In addition, software is normally protected by a license agreement between the purchaser and the software seller.

Unauthorized use of software is regarded as a serious matter and any such use is without the consent of the University of Washington. If abuse of computer software occurs, those responsible for such abuse will be held legally accountable.

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