We have this:
3.Internet Use - The use of Internet is a privilege and not a right. The
Internet and its resources are provided to support educational activities,
including research and academic inquiry. Use for other purposes is not
acceptable. Examples of these purposes include game playing, visiting "adult
sites," personal, commercial, or illegal usage. Unauthorized or not approved
access to any computer system on the Internet is expressly forbidden.
Full policy is at
While it has not been tested yet it also was not challenged by our faculty.
Jim Thomson College of the Redwoods
phone: (707) 476-4165 7351 Tompkins Hill Road
fax: (707) 476-4466 Eureka, CA 95501
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From: Kent Maharaj [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 3:06 PM
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Subject: [CIO] Acceptable Use policies
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