In a proposed Acceptable Uses policy, we have a clause
that states baldly that our computing resources are not to be used
for pornography, hate literature, and racist material. We do not
attempt to define these, and there is not explicit objection to that
as it stands. The question has been raised, however, as to how, for
instance, a faculty member is doing research in one of these
subjects, can be excepted from the policy.
Have others found a way of addressing this apparent conflict, without
weakening the intent of prohibition?
Kent R. Maharaj,
Director, Information Technology & Services