Honesty is the underlying principle for all computer use. At one
extreme, significant violations of Academic Integrity may result in
penalties including dismissal from the University. More generally,
common sense civility and respect for another's rights and computer
property is as important to our CSE community as proper treatment
of our equipment. Adapted, with permission, from Computer Literacy,
by Helene G. Kershner:
- Respect the privacy of others. Do not in any way examine
or change files or passwords belonging to others. Do not violate
the privacy of individuals or organizations.
- Respect the integrity of the computing systems. Do not
develop or use programs that invade, damage, or alter computing
systems or software. Do not in any way harass other users.
- Always identify the user accurately. Never use someone
else's account. Do not use fraudulent means to avoid accounting for
the use of computing services.
- Respect copyrights and licenses. To copy a licensed
computer program is illegal; it is indeed theft.
- Respect the intellectual property of others. Individual
programming assignments are expected to be done by individual
students; do not take another's work or ideas to call your
- Exhibit responsible, sensible use of computer hardware,
software, and data.