|The Library & Computer Center Computers, provided by The Fulton-Montgomery Community College, are primarily intended for teaching, learning, research, and administrative purposes. Their use is governed by all applicable College policies, including the Student Rights & Responsibilities Policy as referenced in the Student Handbook. Transmission of any material in violation of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material*, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret. Use for product advertisement or political lobbying is also prohibited. Those who do not adhere to these guidelines may be subject to suspension of computing privileges.|
|The user bears the primary responsibility for the material that he or she chooses to access, send or display. The computer facilities on Campus may not be used in any manner which contravenes the above policies, laws or statutes.|
Users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
|Be polite. Do not get abusive in messages to others.|
|Use appropriate language.|
|Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.|
|Do not reveal the personal address or phone numbers of students or colleagues.|
| Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private.
People who operate the
system have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may
be reported to the authorities.
| Do not use the network in such a way that you would deliberately
disrupt the use of the
network by other users.
| All communications and information accessible via the network are
U.S. Copyright Law.*
| Obstruct other people's work by consuming unnecessarily large
amounts of system
resources or by deliberately crashing any computer system.
| Make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software. Make any
to alter software configurations without proper authorization.
|Make any attempt to cause degradation of system performance.|
|Make any attempt to violate the security of the campus computer systems.|
|Use any campus workstation for any illegal or criminal purpose.|
|Violate copyright laws* or software licensing agreements in their use of campus workstations.|
|Install or execute any software to the hard drive (ex.: c:\).|
Violations of any of the above may result in loss of access. Unlawful activities will be dealt with in a serious and appropriate manner.
|As with printed information, not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information. Users should evaluate Internet sources just as they do printed publications, questioning the validity of the information provided.|
|* U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use". Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials (including electronic mail, text, images, programs or data) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user; the campus expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from such use.|
Copyright © 1999 [FMCC]. All rights