[unisog] Brilliant/Kazaa

Barbara Inzina binzina at mbl.edu
Wed Apr 3 19:21:19 GMT 2002


So, since our Institution already has in place a ban on users "signing away the rights
to Institution property", can we talk about how to block this mess?

Barbara
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Barbara Inzina
Network Manager
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts




"Harris, Michael C." wrote:

> Since when do our individual users have the contractual ability to sign away the rights to University property?
>
> If you take the view that our shared computing ability and our bandwidth is a valued resource and is university property, it can not be signed away as easily as a user clicking on an "I agree box" in a piece of software.  This never stops the user community but does give us some ground to stand on when blocking this traffic, or forcing removal of this kind of software.
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> I'd be interested in University Policy or legal review, rather than my myopic view from the trenches
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> Mike
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