Digital Millenium Copyright Act

For Students in Residence Halls

1) Guidelines for Residence Halls Students

  • Unauthorized distribution and reproduction of any U.S. copyright law protected material, including software, video and audio, is prohibited (this includes but is not limited to MP3s, Feature Films, etc.).
  • UCR Housing Services/ResNET reserves the right to immediately suspend computing privileges if a user and/or user's machine is operating in a manner that violates acceptable use policies. Student will be notified upon disconnection. Connection may not be reinstated until investigation is complete and/or determination is made that reconnection would not jeopardize network integrity. Permanent suspension may apply as part of disciplinary sanction.

UCR Residential Handbook

2) UCR Bandwidth Management

In partnership with the Vice Chancellor of Finance & Business Operations and campus Housing, Computing and Communications (C&C) actively engages in bandwidth management to ensure that scarce network resources are equitably allocated to all campus constituencies. However, C&C has not instituted controls to "block" certain types of traffic or to "monitor / track" individual users' network activities. UCR's bandwidth management policies, as they relate to the Residence Halls, are shaped by three objectives:

  • To ensure privacy: C&C's primary goal is to ensure the privacy of all campus electronic communications. C&C will only log / monitor / track electronic communications with the approval of appropriate campus management (the VCFBO or designate) or in the case of a severe network attack or disruption.
  • To allow for appropriate use of the campus network: the same file share programs used to illegally share copyrighted materials can be used to legally distribute copyrighted materials and non-copyrighted materials provided that:
  • To allocate scarce bandwidth resources: since bandwidth is a scarce resource, the campus must actively engage in processes and activities that equitably allocate this bandwidth to all campus users in the support of teaching, research, and public service.
A complete overview of UCR's Residence Halls bandwidth management guidelines.

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