Columbia University maintains certain policies with regard
to the use and security of its computer systems, networks
and information resources. All users of these facilities are
expected to be familiar with these policies and the consequences
The University's underlying computing and network policy.
The links below expand on particular facets of policy.
You are personally responsible for what you do on the
network as a member of the Columbia community—from
respecting copyright to securing your computer against
viruses and worms.
You must respect copyright. Copyright protection covers
any original work of authorship. Even ordinary e-mail
messages, in fact, just about any work you come across
online is likely to be protected by copyright.
Quotas are imposed on network use to ensure proper functioning
of the network for the entire University community.
The policy and procedure governing the creation of domain
names for Columbia University entities and affiliates.
Policy and procedures for using University broadcast
e-mail lists obtaining permission to send e-mail messages
to persons in in more than one school or administrative
Creation of any program, Web form, or other mechanism
that asks for a Columbia user identity and password,
e.g. UNI, CUNIX ID, is prohibited except by using the
methods documented here.
Any person or organization using or providing information
resources has a responsibility to maintain and safeguard
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