Copyright violation notices are sent to students when Information Technology receives notices from the Office of Information Technology Security and Assurance in the Twin Cities. University of Minnesota, Morris Information Technology attempts to locate the internet ID of the user using the IP address identified in the Copyright Violation notice. When the user is identified, the notice is then sent to that internet id.
For a first Copyright Violation, the user will receive the Copyright Violation notice telling them what file they are being notified for, the suspected sharing mechanism (Gnutella, Limewire, eDonkey, BitTorrent, etc), and are asked to remove both the infringing file and the sharing software.
For a 2nd, and any subsequent, notice during an Academic year, the user’s access to the campus wireless network is disabled, and for those on the ResNet, that dorm connection is also disabled, and the user is referred to the Secretary of the Morris Campus Student Behavior Committee, Henry Fulda. The network access for the student is not enabled again until/unless Henry Fulda gives the OK. Actions taken by the Student Behavior Committee can range from termination of any network access privileges, to expulsion from the University.
Virus and Malware Infections
There are also security notices which can be sent to users on the campus network. These notices generally indicate some kind of virus or malware infection of the user’s computer. These infections usually require that the computer hard drive be wiped and the Operating System and all applications be re-installed. There are very few virus and malware infections that can be fully cleaned up by any anti-virus program.