The following policy statement was adapted from Using Software: A Guide to the Ethical and Legal Use of Software for Members of the Academic Community, with permission from the publisher.
Members of the XIMB community will adhere to the following statement of Software and Intellectual Rights:
Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. This principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledgment, right to privacy, and the right to determine the form, manner, and terms of publication and distribution.
Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secret and copyright violations, may be grounds for sanctions against a member of the academic community.