If you use the Internet from a computer within Selwyn College, you are using the following networks:
- Selwyn College Data Network
- CUDN (Cambridge University Data Network)
- JANET (the UK joint academic network)
These are academic networks. They are designed to facilitate study, research and academic communications. Both CUDN and JANET have published rules and guidelines for acceptable use. As a student at Selwyn, you will have agreed to abide by these rules by signing the forms granting you an email ID.
Rules In A Nutshell
- You may use the network for academic purposes
- You may not use the network for financial gain
- You may not use the network for any illegal purpose
- You may not use the network to transmit any material that infringes another person's copyright (this applies to the vast majority of digital music and video files).
- You may not operate a peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing protocol on your computer. This includes (among others): Kazaa, Morpheus, Direct Connect, LimeWire, Gnutella, eDonkey, BitTorrent, etc.
- You must be aware that you are responsible for traffic generated by your computer. The College uses a bandwidth management policy which will effectively slow down your connection if you use more than your allocated quota. There are two network services on offer: the Basic service which is included in your rent, the Gold service, which costs £25 per term.
- You may not create, download, store, transmit or display material that promotes or incites hatred, terrorism or hate crimes.
Prevent Duty Guidance
Under the Prevent Duty, encouragement of terrorism and inviting support for proscribed terrorist organisations are both criminal offences. You may not create, download, store, transmit or display material that promotes or incites hatred, terrorism or hate crimes. Researchers in this field should take advice from the University in the first instance.
The internet usage limits are currently removed due to the pandemic, please consider your neighbours and use the lower quality settings for streaming video (ie. SD option) rather than the HD and 4K options as this will greatly reduce your bandwidth usage, and make the Wi-Fi experience in particular, better for everyone. A wired connection is always going to be superior to a wireless connection, so where possible use a wired connection, particularly if you need to transfer very large amounts.
Rules & Conditions In Detail