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Guidelines for Appropriate Network and Computer Use

Information technology allows us to access a wealth and range of information never available before. However, it is important to remember that just because information is represented electronically rather than in print does not change the fact that someone has created it.

As a member of the UALR community, you have access to information technology across campus to tap into that wealth of information. This technology includes computers, terminals, printers, networks, modems, telephones, or storage media owned, managed, or maintained by faculty, staff, academic offices, or Computing Services. Privately owned equipment, such as a laptop, would also be considered part of the network when it is connected to the UALR network.

UALR takes seriously the potential of information technology for misuse or abuse of the creative works of others that such access could make possible. Examples of misuse and abuse would include the downloading of audio or video files without paying the producer of those files for their use.

Such misuse or abuse of the technology that UALR makes available to you could lead temporary or permanent loss of use of or access to any information stored on the UALR network These penalties would also apply to you if you have given access to the UALR network to someone who is not a UALR faculty member, staffperson, or student who then misuses the system.

For more information, you should visit the complete appropriate/acceptable use policy available from Computing Services at: http://compserv.ualr.edu/pdfs/aup.pdf

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