What You Really Need to Know
As a computer user at UC Davis it is important to know the rules and regulations of the campus network as well as Student Housing’s ResNet system. These policies are enforced and in the 2007-2008 academic school year over 100 first year students were caught in violation of one of these policies.
The acceptable use policy governs the use of all electronic communications and media devices at UC Davis. The document outlines the rights and privileges of all campus users as well as describes unacceptable conduct and details how the document is enforced.
Not all filesharing and downloading is illegal; it is important to know which sites are legal to download from and which aren’t. The Legal Filesharing site at UC Davis will help you find legal sites to download from.
The UC Davis network is continually scanned for prohibited activities and network threats. To get more information on how to avoid downloading copyrighted material please visit the above site
The DMCA is a law which allows copyright owners to find and prosecute people who are illegally downloading. UC Davis provides an on campus liason to aid students who are in violation of the DMCA or related policies.