Eligibility and Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology 13-14

Category: Internet Usage Policies School: University of Chicago Statement Rating: Yellow

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[E]ven Regular Users may not use information technology in ways that interfere with others, or that consume University resources other than those directly under the user’s control. … For example, discussion among online participants in a faculty-sponsored, University-hosted discussion group irrelevant to University education or research might become heatedly ad hominem. Participants might ask the University to act against other participants, or to force the faculty sponsor to include or exclude certain participants. Or a third party might take exception to pejorative comments, and, based on the discussion server’s location on the University network, institute legal action against the University. The discussion group thus consumes University resources (such as General Counsel time). Because the discussion group is an ancillary use of information technology, its consumption of University resources makes it an unacceptable use of University information technology.

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