University Procedure on Dealing with Possible Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
Description: I. Introduction The Digital Millennium Copyright Act amends federal copyright law to provide certain liability protections for online service providers, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, when their computer systems or networks carry materials that violate (infringe) copyright law. To qualify for liability protection, the University is required to have a policy […]
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Sensitive Information and Cloud Storage Providers like Dropbox, iCloud, and Others
Description: Should members of the UNC-CH community use cloud-based storage providers for storing sensitive information? Currently, there is no policy on cloud-based storage of non-sensitive information. Services like DropBox can be used for non-sensitive information. The guidance from the Information Security Office (ISO) is that for storing sensitive information with third party cloud storage providers, other […]
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UNC-Chapel Hill Network Acceptable Use Policy
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What You Need to Know about File Sharing
Description: Points to consider about filesharing Nearly every work is copyrighted. “Everyone does it” is a fallacy and is not a defense for your actions when faced with fines or a lawsuit for infringing someone else’s copyright. Filesharing often leads to copyright infringement, but also has other dangers You should assume that files on peer-to-peer (p2p) […]
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Who is the designated agent to receive notification of claimed copyright infringement?
Description: Who is the designated agent to receive notification of claimed copyright infringement? The designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act is: ITS Security Office University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3420 e-mail: copyright@unc.edu telephone: (919) 445-9393 fax: (919)445-9488
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UNC-Chapel Hill Wireless Spectrum Management Policy
Description: Introduction The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wireless Spectrum Management Policy provides a mechanism for managing the wireless communications spectrum on the UNC Campus. The UNC-Chapel Hill technology infrastructure is provided to support the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill business and its mission of education, service, and research. Wireless communications for […]
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Systems Administration Initiative (SAI) Overview
Description: What is the Systems Administration Initiative? The focus of the Systems Administration Initiative (SAI) is on UNC-Chapel Hill servers. For the purposes of this initiative, a server is a computer that provides computing services to more than one user simultaneously over a network connection. At a high level, the approach will be comprised of the […]
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How do I remove P2P file sharing software from my computer?
Description: After reading our document What You Need to Know about File Sharing, you may be interested in removing file-sharing or P2P (peer-to-peer) software from your computer. Many users configure their P2P software for downloading files, but they disable the feature to allow their files to be uploaded to the public. It has been shown that […]
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Is it legal to download copyrighted files (MP3s, movies, games, software, etc.) from the Internet?
Description: Is it legal to download copyrighted files (MP3s, movies, games, software, etc.) from the Internet? Generally, the answer is no. While UNC-CH cannot and does not actively monitor what files users download, we do routinely receive copyright complaints about users serving copyrighted files from their computers. Programs that allow you to download files may also […]
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Electronic Media Disposal FAQ
Description: What is electronic media? Electronic Media is defined as any storage that is used to record information, including, but not limited to hard disks, magnetic tapes, compact disks, video tapes, audio tapes, and removable storage such as USB flash drives. What is the minimum standard for disposal? All UNC-Chapel Hill electronic media should undergo a […]
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