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    Guide to Ethical and Legal Use of Software


    Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)


    The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) was enacted in 1994 "to make clear a telecommunications carrier's duty to cooperate in the interception of communications for law enforcement purposes." It required telecommunications carriers to be able to carry out wiretaps when presented with a subpoena from a law enforcement agency. When it was passed, it applied only to telephone calls and the interception of fax services, specifically exempting online services such as email.

    Acceptable Use Policy


    Users of Dartmouth College IT resources agree to NOT:

    Copying Software


    Although the following was written quite some time ago, the underlining theme is even more hard-hitting today. The statements below not only apply to software, but in today's electronic world, serious penalties for copyright infringement carry over to music, movies, television shows and even electronic images.

    Consider the points made and take the necessary measures to adjust your use of software, electronic music, DVDs, images, movies, TV shows, etc.

    Top 10 Reasons for Illegally Copying Software (And Why None of Them Is Good Enough).

    Implications of a Dartmouth Account


    KeyServer Mission and Purpose


    Information Security Representatives (ISR) by Department


    The following individuals have been designated as the ISR for their department:

    Information, Technology & Consulting
    Steve Nyman

    Dartmouth Environmental Health and Safety
    Molly Rhoad

    Dartmouth Medical School
    Brian Dellinger
    Mark Carey

    Human Resources
    Linda Langley

    Network Policies


    Wireless Access Points

    Junk Email (Spam) Policy


    "Spam" is Internet slang for junk email. Some advertisers use spam email as a way of sending their marketing materials to large numbers of recipients without having to pay printing and mailing costs.

    Obtaining a Dartmouth account


    Members of the Dartmouth community must have an account to access many of the available technology resources.

    For faculty, students and staff, as soon as you become affiliated with Dartmouth, an account is automatically created for you in our identity management system (name directory). When your account is created, your NetID is automatically emailed to your personal email address. Your Dartmouth account allows you access to many resources, such as email, Library resources, and site-licensed software.


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