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The University of Mississippi Policy Directory

Policy Details

Listing generated on 12/22/2014 at 04:31:41.

Policy Name: IT Appropriate Use

Policy Number: 10000002
Policy Code: ACA.IT.100.010
Status: Approved and Activated
Administrative Division: PROVOST/VC FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Responsible Office: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Effective Date: 12/02/2013
(Policy predates system .)

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Policy Summary/Purpose:
This policy sets forth the privileges of and restrictions on students,faculty,
staff, and other users with respect to the computing and telecommunications
systems offered by the University of Mississippi (UM). This includes desktop
systems, hand-held computers, lab facilities, centralized servers, classroom
technology, the wired and wireless campus networks, cloud-based services, etc.
This policy defines and gives examples of various sorts of activities which
are detrimental to the welfare of the overall community and which are therefore
prohibited. It also describes the process by which violators are identified,
investigated, and disciplined. It should be noted that certain legal activities
are in violation of this policy and are prohibited with respect to University
computing and network systems. This policy is designed to protect the
University community from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either
knowingly or unknowingly. Inappropriate use exposes the University to risks,
including virus attacks, compromise of network systems and services, and legal
issues. This policy directly addresses copyright issues related to illegal
downloads and peer-to-peer file sharing.

Policy Narrative: PDF File

People Affected:  FACULTY    STAFF    STUDENTS    VISITORS  

Keywords:
APPROPRIATE USE
COMPUTER
COMPUTER VIRUS
COPYRIGHT
E-MAIL
ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS
INTERNET
NETWORK
PEER TO PEER FILESHARING
PRIVACY
STUDENT JUDICIAL PROCESS
WEB PAGE

Related UM Policies:
ACA.IT.100.020   IT Accounts
ACA.IT.100.030   Official Web Pages
ACA.IT.100.040   Anti-Virus Protection for UM Computers
ACA.IT.300.010   Domain Name Registration
ACA.IT.300.030   Wireless Networks
ACA.IT.400.010   Privacy in the Electronic Environment
RSP.TM.400.001   Copyright (Intellectual Property)

Related Resources:
Campus Downloading
EDUCAUSE Legal Content Resources
IT Helpdesk
MusicUnited.org
Office of Information Technology