The following are the rules governing the use of the
WCVM Student Computer Lab (Room 2304). If you have questions about any of these
regulations, please contact Jeff Humm, WCVM Student Computer Lab Manager
Each user must have his or her own computer account
for the WCVM Student Computer Lab. Sharing of accounts is not permitted. This
lab is for the exclusive use of the students and staff at the WCVM. Accounts
can be obtained from Jeff Humm in Room 2524 (306-966-7162).
These accounts are valid for PCs and Mac shares.
Do not copy any software to or from the computer
without the written permission of the Lab Manager or designate. Personal
accounts may be monitored and any software found for which permission has not
been granted may be deleted. Access privileges to the lab may also be revoked.
Use of the lab must not violate, or be used to
violate, University of Saskatchewan policies or procedures, provincial or
federal law. Viewing, downloading or distributing pornographic material is not
acceptable lab usage. Sending electronic mail that is obscene, abusive,
threatening, or harassing is not allowed. It is a criminal offense to
fraudulently represent yourself with electronic mail.
Food and drink are not allowed in the computer
lab at any time.
Do not physically abuse the equipment and do not
remove equipment or supplies from the lab.
Do not attempt to repair any equipment that appears to
be malfunctioning. Report any non- functioning or malfunction of equipment to
the Lab Manager or designate.
Laser printing: Undergraduate students receive 100
free pages and graduate students receive 200 free pages. You may purchase more
printing: the cost is $5.00 for 50 pages (10 cents/page).
If the system needs to be rebooted due to
maintenance or system problems, you must co-operate with the Lab Manager or
designate and log out of the computer system immediately if asked to do so.
Game players must surrender their computers during
Do not leave a computer logged in or a cluttered
workspace. Please remember that there are at least nine users for every
Use of the computer facility is monitored. Failure to
comply with the above rules may result in loss of computer privileges and/or
Policy 8-60.3 states the following: The use of unlicensed software
and/or unauthorized copying of software or its documentation is prohibited.
The Software and Information Industry Association, which
is an organization over 1100 members strong, has focused legal actions on high
profile institutions such as big business, hospitals and universities. It has
operated in North America for many years with great success, seizing equipment
and, in some cases, collecting six figure settlements. Even though these
settlements generate large incomes for the SIIA, publicity is the most
important result. Persons named in a hypothetical suit would include the
student, department head, dean and the president of the university. This would
provide enough publicity to hold the interest of the SIIA and should therefore
hold your interest.