Systems administrators may, without prior notice, delete computer accounts and files 60 days after the termination of a person's qualifying Husson affiliation. During this 60 day grace period, users may arrange to forward their electronic mail using standard mail forwarding conventions. Students who have been registered in the spring and who will register again in the fall are permitted to use Husson computer facilities during the summer.
Any network account which is not accessed for 90 days may be terminated at the discretion of the Information Resources Office.
The primary purpose of the Husson digital environment is to provide authorized users with resources, which facilitate the user's academic, instructional, research and administrative roles at Husson. Personal use of the Husson digital environment is permissible, provided such use is limited to incidental use which does not interfere with the reasonable and legitimate use of the digital environment by other members of the Husson community. The digital environment may not be used for private monetary gain.
Since Husson is primarily an academic institution, academics and college business will always take precedence over other uses of the digital environment. Husson and its authorized personnel reserve the right to set priorities on the use of the Husson digital environment. For example, academic work in a computer lab may be prioritized over non academic email or computer games.
Additionally, users shall refrain from unethical activities, such as:
1. Improper Access: Gaining or attempting to gain improper access to the Husson digital environment, the files or accounts of another.
2. Destructive Behavior: Any action that might be harmful to the Husson Digital environment, the network, or the data stored on or transported by them or other computers connected to them.
3. Offensive Behaviors / Harassment: Any behavior that is harmful to members of the Husson community or the Husson’s property may be offensive behavior.
4. Improper Attribution: When creating and sending messages through the Husson digital environment, users shall not give the impression that they are representing, giving opinions, or otherwise making statements on behalf of Husson unless appropriately authorized to do so.
Copyright, Defined "Copyright is the ownership and control of intellectual property in original works of authorship. A copyright owner has five specific rights: to reproduce (copy) the work, to prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted work, distributing copies of the work to the public, publicly performing the work, and publicly displaying the work." ("Licensing of Instructional/Informational Technology," Adrian Arima, Gary Cary Ware & Freidenrich, March 1, 1996) Works published after March 1, 1989 may maintain a valid copyright even if they are not specifically labeled with a copyright symbol or other notification.
Any action which violates the rights of a copyright owner may constitute copyright infringement. The digital environment includes a number of media, which are subject to copyright laws, including the Internet, email, and computer software.
Copyright infringement via the Internet may occur in a variety of ways, including making unauthorized copies of any copyrighted material and publishing another's copyrighted materials over computer networks.
Like the Internet, email may be used to publish, manipulate, or otherwise attribute original works of authorship. Such action may constitute copyright infringement.
Software Copyright Infringement
Software Copyright Infringement includes receiving and/or using unauthorized copies of software, making unauthorized copies of software for oneself or others, or attempting to modify the computer systems in any unauthorized manner.
a. Software License Agreements. Husson has purchased licenses that permit members of its community to access and use many software packages and files that are protected and regulated by copyright law. Software license agreements are contracts in which the seller agrees to provide the program, provided that the buyer agrees to abide by the rules of the license. Most of the software used at Husson is licensed to Husson through independent software companies.
b. Ethical and Legal Use of Software. Copyrighted software must only be used in accordance with the license and purchase agreement between Husson and independent vendors. Users do not have the right to make copies of licensed software, modify, and/or distribute such copies to anyone. Only authorized copying of files or programs or program utilization is ethical and legal.