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,
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.
-- p. 45, UCR
Residential Handbook 2005-2006
2) UCR Bandwidth Management
In partnership with the Vice Chancellor of Administration
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 VCA or his 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
- the Fair
Use 4 Part Test is satisfied, or
use from the copyright owner is granted, or
- the work is in the public
- 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.
overview of UCR's Residence Halls bandwidth management guidelines.