Chief Justice Directive 98-08
SUPREME COURT OF COLORADO
Office of the Chief Justice
CONCERNING USE OF SOFTWARE PRODUCTS
ON STATE-OWNED COMPUTERS
The Colorado Judicial Branch purchases licenses for the use of software products
on state-owned computers. This directive is adopted to assure that each employee and
judicial officer complies with software licensing provisions and requirements.
• No software may be installed onto hardware owned by the Colorado Judicial Branch
without a valid license, including shareware licenses for software obtained over the
Internet. All software installed on hardware owned by the Colorado Judicial Branch
must be used for judicial related business only. Except as expressly authorized by
the copyright owner(s) of specific software packages, employees of the Judicial
Branch must not reproduce software for use on more than one computer.
• Each employee (e.g. classified, contract, etc.) and judicial officer should read and
understand each software license agreement. Computer license agreements may
extend either to a “user,” a fixed number of authorized users, or to a machine.
Software should not be loaded onto any Judicial Branch hardware, including
personal computer, terminal, laptops, etc. unless a valid license for that installation
exists. The local technical liaison will remove such software; a user should never
attempt to “uninstall” or delete software. Questions regarding licenses on a specific
machine should first be directed to the local technical liaison, who will contact the
IIS Customer Support Center for additional advice--if needed.
• Each District Administrator and Chief Probation Officer is responsible for assuring
that only properly licensed software is used on hardware owned by the Colorado
Judicial Branch in the judicial districts. Statewide licenses are to be maintained at
the State Court Administrator’s Office. Individual licenses (and the original
CDROMS and/or Diskettes) are to be maintained at a central location within each
• User licensed software