Software that comes with text books
I need a little guidance here please? Not sure if this is directly related to licencing so feel free to move to another forum :rolleyes:
I had a teacher call me today to ask if I could copy a CD that accompanies one of their textbooks to the network for the kids to access during lesson with laptops. So I say "no problem, just show me the piece of paper that states it is ok to use as a network resource"...
So he reads to me from the textbook words to the effect of "For private use or single user within the institution".
Therefore copying to the network is not going to happen :hand:
So, I suggested he call the author and find out if they can make an exception, and get them to forward me an email to that effect - I would then copy the disc to the network for him. To which his huffy response was "oh I don't have time for that/can't be bothered with that" I'll find some other way. I also suggested he could use a computer room and use the discs in the PCs which he didn't want to do, as he wanted to stay in his own classroom.
I have now found out that he copied the files to the network share himself (which he has access to do so, as it was the network share that the kids use for submitting work and resources) without telling me. No email or phone call to say they said it was ok. nothing! :mad:
So what would you guys do? Just remove the files and say nothing? Refer up to line manager? Cut his balls of with a rusty spoon? :confused:
Guidance and opinions please! :)