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copy for every original. Pirating
upsets manufacturers because their
software developers lose royalties
and additional revenue that could be
used for research.
Universities view pirating in the
same light as plagiarism. Computer
software "is intellectual property,
and that's the foundation of the
university," said Virginia
Rezmierski, assistant to the vice-
provost for the University's In-
formation Technology Division.
Software manufacturers have
abandoned hopes of stopping piracy
on their own. "Ultimately, there is
nothing you can do," said Casey
Green, a professor at UCLA's
Higher Education Research Institute.
"The issue is students and faculty
Software manufacturers used to
"protect" their programs by locking
them on a disk and preventing them
from being moved or copied.
programs such as Macwrite can still
be found with protection at the
University's computing centers,
Komisar said Claris has stopped
protecting its software because pur-
chasers need to make a back-up copy
of their programs in case the original
Besides, software protection can
be broken for most programs. A
program called 'Copy 2 Mac' breaks
protection on the Macintosh
programs available at the
University's Computing Centers.
It's one of the cheapest programs to
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Linda Swanson, sales manager for
Central Point Software, makers of
'Copy 2 Mac,' said the company
intends it to be used to make back-
up copies of software, not for piracy.
Local software stores fear users'
temptation to pirate and don't sell
the program. "We don't want to
encourage software theft," said Kent
Kloster, sales manager for Complete
ALTHOUGH software manu-
factures can prevent piracy at
universities by no longer selling
programs to them, they understand
that preventing piracy is difficult and
are approaching the problem from a
different angle. EDUCOM, a
consortium of more than 450
collaborated with ADAPSO, a
computer software trade association,
this spring to make a pamphlet that
spells. out the ethical uses of
software and alternatives to pirating.
"If your university demonstrates
that it is trying to deal with the
problem, then a software company is
more willing to work with the
university," said Steve Gilbert, vice-
president of program development at
Software manufacturers say there
is a specific way for universities to
deal with the problem.
"The responsibility of the
university is to make sure that
copies that the university has
purchased are handled with the
licensing agreement and U.S. copy-
right laws," Komisar said.
THE LAWS, which state that
software is private property and is
not to be copied or modified, must
be "prominently displayed to every
user," said Komisar.
The University seems to be
complying to these laws as best as it
can. Disks at computer clusters have
labels which read, "Property of U of
M Computing Center." The
University seal appears on the screen
for its programs before they are
In order to use University
programs, students must complete
and sign check-out forms which say,
"It is illegal and against computing
center policy to copy licensed
programs. You are responsible for
items you check out. You will be
assessed a fee for materials not
returned." And there are numerous
signs posted around the computing
centers repeating the message.
The University believes a sincere
effort to make students aware that
piracy is illegal will appease
software manufacturers, thus
improving the chances that the
University will get better contracts.
"As vendors see us taking them
seriously, they will work with us,"
BUT ARE THE students
taking the University seriously?
Some say increasing awareness of
piracy may not be effective. "I don't
think students really read the signs,"
said an LSA first-year student who is
as a monitor at the computer cluster
Jeff said he did not see any signs
in the CAEN labs and didn't realize
that copying software was illegal. "If
there were signs, I'm sure I would
have thought twice about it," he
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Korean Air jetliner vanishes
SEOUL, South Korea - A Korean Air jetliner carrying 115 people on
a flight from the Middle East vanished yesterday somewhere near Burma
and apparently crashed into the sea or thick jungle, officials said.
An air operations official at Seoul's Kimpo International Airport said
KAL Flight 858 from Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, to Seoul was missing
without a trace and officials were trying to find out what happened.
"It just disappeared," said an official, who wished to withhold his
KAL officials said it appeared the three-engine Boeing 707 had crashed,
although they would not rule out the possibility of hijacking. Airline of-
ficials also said a bomb may have destroyed the jet.
The jet was carrying 95 passengers and a crew of 20. All but two peo-
ple were South Korean, officials said.
Hostage says envoy was held
with him in Paris apartment
PARIS -A French hostage just freed in Lebanon said yesterday that
Terry Waite, the Archbishop of Canterbury's special envoy, was in the
room next to him during his captivity and that American hostages were
Roger Auque, a free-lance journalist, was released Friday in Beirut by
his Shiite Moslem kidnappers along with Jean-Louis Normandin, a
lighting engineer for the Antenne 2 television network.
In an interview on French television,Auque said Waite also was being
held by the Revolutionary Justice Organization.
"I knew that Terry Waite was held by the same people as me, the same
kidnappers, and was in the room next to mine in the apartment where I
was held," he said.
Auque was optimistic about more releases soon.
Dearborn elects first Arab-
American to school board
DEARBORN - Alan Amen's election to a four-year term on Dear-
born's school board last month has given Arab-Americans nationwide
hope for the future.
Although the city has one of the largest Arab Muslim communities in
North America, an Arab-American had never before been elected to public
Amen's election is "a milestone for us," said Terry Ahwal, coordinator
of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's Detroit office.
"It's like a black mayor in Mississippi."
Arab-American political activists now hope to build on Amen's suc-
cess and expand it to a national level.
Turkey holds general elections
ANKARA, Turkey - Premier Turgut Ozal's Motherland Party, fa-
vored to keep its parliamentary majority, took an early lead yesterday in
Turkey's first civilian-run general elections since the military ceded power
A pre-election public opinion poll that indicated Ozal would maintain
a majority also shQwed that the main opposition Social Democratic Pop-
ulist Party was expected to make substantial gains in the 450-seat, one-
The Social Democrats are led by Erdal Inonu, a nuclear physicist-
With 20 percent of the ballots counted, the Motherland Party had 36
percent of the vote, according to state radio and television. The Social
Democrats had 23.5 percent, followed by the Truth Path Party.
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Every engineering student signs
an honor code which, Geister said,
implies that copying software is
"The honor code is not bad for
exams, but... " said Jeff.
And Geister said students should
know better. "Students that walk
into the University these days are
computer literate, and part of that
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