Knowing the rules for computing at CU-Boulder is like knowing the rules of the road. Following the rules can help keep your computer and its information safe, and your campus IT journey free of traffic jams.
The rules of the road are based on common sense, and so are rules for computing. Just like you wouldn't slam into another car on purpose, hop medians or curbs, or do a u-turn into oncoming traffic, as a member of the campus community you have agreed not to illegally download copyrighted materials (including music, movies, software, video games, and images), abuse email privileges, use the network for commercial purposes, intentionally spread viruses or worms, and much, much more.
Use of CU-Boulder’s IT resources is governed by policies issued by: the University of Colorado System, the AVC for IT & CIO, by The Office of Information Technology, and by individual campus IT departments, as well as by state and federal laws. Users of campus IT resources are responsible for understanding the privileges and responsibilities extended by those policies and laws – which are detailed on the AVC for IT website.