If you are the legitimate owner or a licensed user of a computer program, sections 47AB to 47H of the Copyright Act specify the circumstances under which a reproduction of the program is allowed to be made. Broadly, these circumstances are:
- to make a backup copy
- to use the copy and store the original
- to develop interoperable programs
- error correction
- security testing
- data backup.
Copying software for any other purpose is a copyright infringement and carries heavy penalties. University policy prohibits the presence of illegally obtained or unlicenced software on University owned equipment.
Updated: 15 September 2008