This excerpt taken from the PSS 8-K filed Nov 13, 2007.
All software used by the Company is licensed, created or purchased by the IT Department. Only use computer software that is appropriately licensed and authorized by the Company. Associates are expected to safeguard the software provided to them, and may not loan or give software to anyone else (including co-workers). Using or distributing personally-owned software on the Computer System is also prohibited.
Commercial software and shareware (typically free for home use only), including trial versions which can be downloaded and used for a trial period (e.g., 30 days), must be purchased before downloading and may not be downloaded from the internet, purchased on-line via a company credit card for Company use, located or discovered on Company servers and loaded on Company computers, or purchased for home use and loaded on Payless computers. Freeware, most of which is already loaded on Associates work stations, may be used or downloaded without purchasing it. (Examples include Adobe Reader, Real Media, Flash Media, and Quicktime). Associates are also prohibited from copying software manuals for use at home or by other Associates and contractors, or placing software on a LAN for use by others, without approval of the Chief Information Officer-CBI.
If the Company has a license for the software, Associates may download new or updated versions as long as a new maintenance contract is not required. All questions regarding appropriate software licensing and usage should be directed to the Chief Information Officer-CBI. Additionally, if an Associate discovers the need for additional software to perform his or her job duties, this should be discussed with the Associates manager and the IT Help Desk.