KFUPM as a reputed university in the world and as a
leading university in the region has adopted a
strategic policy to keep up with the advanced
computing technologies and to provide the best
computing services to its community for teaching,
research and administrative purposes. The university
has provided its faculty, students and staff with
various types of computing hardware in labs and
offices to achieve its goals.
It is, therefore, the responsibility of each
individual at DCC to understand the significance of
this policy and assure that the hardware is used for
its intended purposes. This college will ensure that
students, faculty, and staff maintain legal and
ethical standards concerning the use of computer
hardware and software. In order to implement such a
policy, the students, faculty and staff using DCC
hardware resources should comply with the following:
1 - Copying, installing, and electronically
transmitting computer software is strictly
Where appropriate written consent (from the
holder of such copyright) is obtained.
Where the software is in the public domain and
that can be proved.
If it is not an infringement of copyright laws
for a user to make another copy of that computer
program provided that such a copy is for
archival purposes only.
- DCC computer programs may not be installed or
loaned to anyone. However, the installation or
loaning of computer software to the College staff
and faculty for their nonprofit use is exempt from
these restrictions based on the availability of
licenses and copyrights for such purpose. All such
installations must be notified to DCC IT through the
3 - Illegal copies of software must not be
used on any DCC computers. Pirated software
installed by any user violates the copyright laws of
the Kingdom in addition to causing serious threats
to the College network.
4 - Determinations under items 1, 2 and 3
above will be made by DCC IT and not the individual.
Any indications of a violation will be investigated.
The unauthorized duplication or use of computer
software, data, or computer manuals, unless
appropriate written consent is obtained, is grounds
for disciplinary and punitive action under
Any repair work or damage resulting due to the use
of unauthorized software will be charged to the