2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

157 Types of Unacceptable Uses/Messages 1. Messages that delay or interfere with others’ work, education, or way or life. 2. Messages or efforts designed to market or sell products, services, etc. (no advertising). 3. Purchases made over the Internet for which HSU could be held responsible. 4. “Flaming” messages, i.e., messages which intentionally create high levels of network activity. 5. Downloading files which are so lengthy as to require more than a few minutes of online time. Research Use of Internet for research may need prior approval. Students should receive approval fromtheir professor in advance. Faculty should be aware of professional ethics and behavior related to research, especially if using human subjects. Studies using human subjects may need prior review by the Institutional Review Board. Revocation of Access 1. If your access is suspended, you may appeal if you think your access has been unjustly terminated. 2. The first line of appeal should be to the Associate V.P. for Technology Services 3. If you are still not satisfied, you may appeal to the Vice President of Finance. 4. If other disciplinary measures are taken by the Office of Student Life, appeals of those decisions must be made via the published process in the student handbook. 5. In any case, no refunds will be offered or given for loss of access. Intellectual Property and Fair Use Guidelines Hardin-Simmons University Copyright Policy It is the policy of Hardin-Simmons University that faculty, staff, administrators, and students shall strive to obey Intellectual Property laws and licenses. The University is aware that the rights extended to our community by Fair Use are not delineated in Copyright Law. The Richardson Library’s brochure “Intellectual Property and Fair Use Guidelines” provides guidelines that may be used to assist in staying within the boundaries of fair use. Since individuals are at risk if they violate the Copyright Law and licenses of Federal law as noted in the US Code Title 17 section 504(c), each community member is responsible for evaluating his own risk. The act allows a judge to award statutory damages for copyright infringement of $750 - $30,000 per incident, $150,000 for willful violations. Ownership of Copyrights Except as qualified below, a member of the university is entitled to ownership of copyright and royalties or other income derived from their works, including books, films, cassettes, software, works of art, or other materials. Copyright shall be owned by the university, unless other arrangements are contracted, if production of the work: