Copyright Infringement Policy

Information Technology Services reserves the right to deny network and internet access when legitimate copyright infringement claims are made against WWU operated public IP addresses.   

First Offense:

 The computer/network device is routed to a quarantined VLAN and a webpage explaining the offense is displayed when trying to resolve any public internet address.

The individual using the computer/network device must contact WWU's Information Services department by calling 509-527-2317. In most cases the technician can provide the name of the infringed work.

The computer must then be brought down to the Information Help Desk so that:

  • The infringing work can be removed
  • The torrent and/or file-sharing client can be removed

The port will then be re-enabled.

Second Offense:

 The computer/network device is routed to a quarantined VLAN and a webpage explaining the offense is displayed when trying to resolve any public internet address.

The individual using the computer/network device must contact WWU's Information Services department by calling 509-527-2317. In most cases the technician can provide the name of the infringed work.

The computer must then be brought down to the Information Help Desk so that:

  • The infringing work can be removed
  • The torrent and/or file-sharing client can be removed
  • Computer owner must speak with the Network Administrator

The port remains disabled for two weeks from the date of inspection.

Third Offense:

 The computer/network device is routed to a quarantined VLAN and a webpage explaining the offense is displayed when trying to resolve any public internet address.

The individual using the computer/network device must contact WWU's Information Services department by calling 509-527-2317. In most cases the technician can provide the name of the infringed work.

The computer must then be brought down to the Information Help Desk so that:

  • The infringing work can be removed
  • The torrent and/or file-sharing client can be removed
  • Computer owner must speak with the Network Administrator
  • Further disciplinary action may be taken by Academic Administration

The port remains disabled for the remainder of the quarter or 8 weeks from the date of inspection, whichever is longer. 

***Note: If the user moves the computer to other physical ports prior to the removal of the infringed content, Information Technology Services reserves the right to disable those ports as well.

 

Page maintained by Brandon Aberle
Last update on November 17, 2014