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Office of Information Technology

Computer Use and Copyright Policy

American University provides computing resources and network access to its community for instructional, research, and administrative purposes. Access to these resources is a privilege, not a right.

The objective of this policy is to help AU faculty, staff, and registered students fully understand their responsibility while using these shared resources. There are actions that are strictly prohibited, such as individuals accessing or attempting to access or view any account, file, and/or software for which they do not have specific authorization. Additionally, making or using illegal copies of copyrighted materials or software, storing such copies on university systems, or transmitting them over university networks is prohibited.

Read the complete Computer Use and Copyright Policy.