Library Computer Use Policies
- Computers are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Computers in the labs can be used provided they are not reserved for a class.
- Please do not install software on the computers. Ask for help if you need additional software.
- Save your data on a CD or USB drive. All saved data is lost when the computers reboot.
- All users must adhere to Tufts Information Technology Responsible Use Policy, Digital Copyright Laws, and all policies set forth by UIT.
- Please check the Policies & Standards Section of the UIT website for information on all policies.
Tufts Information Technology Responsible Use Policy
It is very important to read and understand the Tufts Information Technology Responsible Use Policy. The policies stated in the document are important as they serve to protect both the University as well as the students, staff, and faculty.
Digital Copyright Laws
In 1998 the US congress passed into law the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA.) This act is meant to protect the rights of owners of digital media. It is used by corporations to protect their movies, music and software from piracy and unlawful duplication.
The DMCA is used in prosecution of persons violating the copyrights of digital media, including music, movies, images and online books or manuals. Copyright holders regularly police common Peer to Peer (P2P) filesharing networks in pursuit of alleged copyright violators. When violators are located the copyright holder informs the university with a “notice to cease and desist,” it is then the University’s responsibility to remove the offending user from the network. The copyright holder may pursue legal action against the individual who breaks copyright laws.
Tufts University takes copyright violations very seriously. Each school has different policies on discipline for violations. Please check with your Student
Services Office for more details.
Read our page about Peer-to-peer file sharing.
Tufts Resource Security Policy
To safeguard the University's information technology resources and to protect the confidentiality of data, adequate security measures must be taken. This Information Technology Resources Security Policy reflects the University's commitment to comply with federal and state statutes, regulations and University protocols governing the security of sensitive and confidential information. Tufts Resource Security Policy
Tufts Network Use Policy
Please see Tufts Network Use Policy for information on wireless access on campus. UIT looks for wireless access points and will disconnect any unathorized access points connected to the Tufts' Network.
Tufts University Fair Use Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Materials
Students, faculty and staff using copyrighted materials should consult Tufts University Fair Use Policy.