Software and Intellectual Rights

Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse, enterprise and advancement. This principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledgement, right to privacy and right to determine the form, manner, and terms of publications and distribution.

Electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of another’s authored works, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secret and copyright violations, may be grounds for sanctions against members and/or criminal prosecution.

Intellectual property is defined as "that property which resulted from the creative use of the intellect," i.e. inventions, software, works of art, manuscripts, internet constructs, web pages and the like, which are protectable by patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights.

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Information presented on or through STARS is provided for educational and discussion purposes only. STARS makes no guarantee, implied or otherwise, as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided on or through this service.
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