Minutes of Smathers 
Middle Manager's Meeting
March 20, 2003

Present: Denise Bennett, Rich Bennett, Denise Bogart-Caballero, Tom Caswell, Gary Cornwell, Bill Covey, Robena Cornwell, Lori Driscoll, Carol Drum, Leilani Freund, Barry Hartigan, Iona Malanchuk, Tom Minton, Richard Phillips, Patrick Reakes, Colleen Seale, Betsy Simpson, Jan Swanbeck
File Swapping
  1. Systems got a notice from Network Services.  They had been contacted by Universal Studios.  Someone using the library network had made a current movie available over the Internet.  The culprit was found.  Other movies along with several pieces of software were found on the workstation.
  2. Department heads are asked to make sure everyone in their departments understands the serious nature of copyright infringement via file swapping.
  3. It is even possible to get into trouble if you engage in illegal file swapping at home - this is considered to be "unbecoming of a University employee."  Software from home is ok if you have a license for it which permits use in work and home environments, and you just put it on one local machine (no servers).
  4. Libraries will be ussuing an appropriate explanation of computer use as it relates to intellectual property under the University Appropriate Use Policy.



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Last updated March 20, 2003
by Debra Fetzer
debharr@mail.uflib.ufl.edu