Cornell College has adopted the following statement from EDUCOM/ADAPSO on 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, and terms of publication and distribution.

Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, may be grounds for sanctions against members of the academic community.

Good security practices are the best protection for your own intellectual labor and creativity. Although the College has taken normal security precautions to insure the availability and integrity of computing resources, users are individually responsible for understanding and respecting the security procedures of the Cornell computing systems. One of the costs of using shared computing resources is the need to cooperate in assuring system-wide security by following these College security guidelines. Further, users have individual responsibility for using available tools and techniques for protecting their own work and resources.

It is Cornell College's policy to prohibit software piracy and copyright infringement.