Executive Memorandum 16: Policy for Responsible Use of University Computers and Information Systems

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Obscene with respect to obscene material shall mean (1) that an average person applying contemporary community standards would find the material taken as a whole predominantly appeals to the prurient interest or a shameful or morbid interest in nudity, sex, or excretion, (2) the material depicts or describes in a patently offensive way sexual conduct specifically set out in Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 28-807 to 28-809, as amended, and (3) the material taken as a whole lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.


Misuse of University information systems is prohibited. Misuse includes, but is not limited to, the following: 


l. Using electronic communications to harass or threaten users in such a way as to create an atmosphere which unreasonably interferes with the education or the employment experience. Similarly, electronic communications shall not be used to harass or threaten other information recipients, in addition to University users.


w. Personal use of any University information system to access, download, print, store, forward, transmit or distribute obscene material.
x. Violating any state or federal law or regulation in connection with use of any information system.