UW-Madison - IT - Top Policies for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors

These top IT policies apply to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors at UW-Madison. In addition, depending on what data or other IT resources a person is using, there are other IT policies that may apply.

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  1. UW System - Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

    Applies if you access or use any UW-Madison or UW System Information Technology resources.

  2. IT Compliance Agreement

    Applies if you have a UW-Madison NetID, Guest NetID, or other UW-Madison credentials.

  3. Password Policy and Password Standard

    The Password Policy and Standard apply if you connect a computer or device of any kind via:

    • any UW-Madison wired network, (for example, connecting a network cable to a wall jack);
    • any UW-Madison public or private wireless network, (for example, connecting to UWNet);
    • any UW-Madison VPN service, (for example, using WiscVPN).
  4. Electronic Devices Connected to the Network

    Same as Password Policy and Standard. The Electronic Devices policy applies if you connect a computer or device of any kind via:

    • any UW-Madison wired network, (for example, connecting a network cable to a wall jack);
    • any UW-Madison public or private wireless network, (for example, connecting to UWNet);
    • any UW-Madison VPN service, (for example, using WiscVPN).
  5. Copyright Infringement

    Applies if you download or upload copyrighted material while using UW-Madison Information Technology resources.


1. UW System - Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

Applies if you access or use any UW-Madison or UW System Information Technology resources.

Please see UW System - Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources (on wisconsin.edu)


2. IT Compliance Agreement

Applies if you have a UW-Madison NetID, Guest NetID, or other UW-Madison credentials.

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Policy

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NetID Terms of Use

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3. Password Policy

Applies if you connect a computer or device of any kind via:

Policy

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Background

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Authority

Issued by the UW-Madison Vice Provost for Information Technology.

Enforcement

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Contact

Please address questions or comments to policy@cio.wisc.edu.

References


Password Standard

Background

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Requirements

Recommendations

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References

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4. Electronic Devices Connected to the Network

Applies if you connect a computer or device of any kind via:

Policy

Background

Authority

Issued by the UW-Madison Vice Provost for Information Technology.

Enforcement

The University reserves the right to suspend access to preserve the integrity of the network.

Contact

Please address questions or comments to policy@cio.wisc.edu.

References

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5. Copyright Infringement

Applies if you download or upload copyrighted material while using UW-Madison Information Technology resources.

UW-Madison supports the rights of intellectual property owners as defined by law. This includes all forms of intellectual property regardless of how it is obtained or shared.

Illegal downloading and sharing using “peer-to-peer” file sharing software has been a chronic problem all over the world. Copyright owners of music, movies and other works are increasingly vigilant in protecting their property rights.

The UW System - Acceptable Use of Information Technology prohibits illegal use. This includes downloading, distribution, or other activities that violate copyright law.

When notified of alleged copyright infringement, the university investigates, provides information, and takes corrective action as required by law.

Below are links to some resources to assist in understanding UW-Madison policies and procedures on copyright infringement, peer-to-peer file sharing, and copyright law.

UW System Acceptable Use Of Information Technology Resources

Possible penalties for violating copyright law

UW-Madison procedures for responding to alleged copyright violations

Some legal sources of music and other copyrighted material

UW-Madison Copyright Infringement Compliance Plan (PDF)