ResNet @ UMD
2012-2013 UMD Network Terms and Conditions
Access to the University network is a privilege that comes with both rights and responsibilities. All persons that use University technology resources are required to abide by the policies specified in the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources, the
Policy on the Appropriate Use of Technology, and the UMD NetworkTerms and Conditions.
To ensure network security and reliability, ITSS reserves the right to disconnect any system that can be traced to exhibit excessive, unfriendly or illegal activities, including (but not limited to):
- Copyright Infringements/Anonymous File Sharing: Using anonymous file-sharing software such as BitTorrent, Ares, Limewire or others to download or share copyrighted software, music, videos, television programs or data of any kind is prohibited by both the University and Federal law. The University receives many legal "cease and desist" notices regarding copyright infringement and will respond to each in compliance with the policy Digital Copyright Compliance for Students.
- Unauthorized Network Devices (Hubs, Routers): Devices that may provide extra connections (such as a wired or wireless hub, router or gateway) may cause network interference and are not allowed unless specifically authorized by ITSS.
- Unauthorized Servers: Servers are not allowed on the University network unless specifically authorized by ITSS for University business or course work. This includes web servers, email servers and anonymous file sharing servers (such as Ares and BitTorrent).
- Commercial Use: Network use is intended for classroom, course-related, or personal educational use, such as email, course-work, and web browsing. Network use is restricted to non-profit use only; no commercial use of any kind is allowed.
- Service Interference, Harassment or Abuse: This includes issues such as excessive bandwidth usage, security breach attempts, network scanning, and physical damage to the network and/or individuals.
- 1st offense: Network access is disabled. Student must correct problem, review UMD Network Terms and Conditions, and may need to meet with ITSS staff before network access is enabled.
- 2nd offense:Network service is disabled. Student must correct problem, meet with ITSS staff and pay a $100 reconnect charge before access is enabled. Individual may be referred to the Office of Student and Community Standards for further action, which may include disciplinary probation or other sanctions.
- 3rd Offense: Network access is disabled. Student must correct problem, meet with ITSS staff and pay a $200 reconnect charge before network access is enabled. Individual may be referred to Office of Student and Community Standards for further action, which may include disciplinary probation or other sanctions.
Rev: 8.12 sab