You might want to look at the University of Michigan's "Policy and
Guidelines Regarding Electronic Access to Potentially Offensive
As a public university the UM can't prohibit activities based on
content unless the content is illegal.
At 6:06 PM -0500 2/23/01, Kent Maharaj wrote:
>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