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Acceptable Usage Policy (Computer and Network)
Acceptable Usage Policy
The IMSc Computers and the connection to the Internet through them are made available as an aid to research. A certain amount of non-academic use is normal and expected, but is not supposed to exceed reasonable limits. In particular, the use of the multimedia facilities and the capacity of the network channel, to peruse and download large quantities of non-academic material, is not acceptable.
Machines in the common computer area are for the use of all authorised users. Disruption of the functioning of these machines or making them inaccessible for others in any way will be considered a violation of the Computer Centre and will lead to suspension and/or termination of the user's access to these services.
When users download material (or make it available for upload via their Web Pages), they are required to exercise restraint and due caution. Material that is not accompanied by a clear statement of copyright is generally not available for download and definitely not available for re-distribution.
Users will be held responsible for any activity from their accounts that is deemed illegal by the law enforcement agencies. The IMSc Computer Centre will make every effort to respect the privacy of its users, but faced with evidence of illegal use, will co-operate with these agencies in their efforts to find the source of the infringement.