Staff accounts on the issued laptops are accorded full administrative rights which include the ability to install software and perform updates.  Our department reminds staff that all software must be duly licensed, if not freeware/open source. The district does not condone and disavows any practice of software copyright infringement. Please note, the infringer can be charged with a criminal offense by US law, with the maximum criminal penalty for copyright infringement a fine of up to $250,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years.