The purpose of the Computer and Network Usage Policy is to help ensure an information infrastructure that supports the basic missions of the University in teaching, learning and research. Computers and networks are powerful enabling technologies for accessing and distributing the information and knowledge developed at the University and elsewhere. As such, they are strategic technologies for the current and futire needs of the University. Because these technologies leverage each individual’s ability to access and copy information from remote sources, users must be mindful of the rights of others to their privacy, intellectual property and other rights. The Usage Policy codifies what is considered appropriate usage of computers and networks with respect to the rights of others. With the privilege to use the information resources of the University come specific responsibilities outlined in this Policy.