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1.5 Unacceptable Uses of Removable Media (applicable only to users of the NSCN)

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   Unacceptable uses of Nebraska Supreme Court owned or leased removable media to store and/or move data, subject to remedial action (see section 1.6), include, but are not limited to the following:

   1. Violation of the privacy of others and their data. For example, users shall not intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users, or represent themselves as another user unless explicitly authorized to do so by that user.

   2. Violation of the legal protection provided by copyright and licensing laws applied to programs and data. It is assumed that information and resources available via the NSCN are private to those individuals and organizations owning or holding rights to such information and resources, unless specifically stated otherwise by the owners or holders, or unless such information and resources clearly fall within the statutory definition of public record. It is unacceptable for an individual to use the NSCN to gain access to information or resources not considered a public record without the granting of permission to do so by the owners or holders of rights to such information or resources.

   3. Downloading of software in violation of license agreements.

   4. Violation of the integrity of computing systems. For example, users shall not intentionally develop programs that harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or damage or alter the software or hardware components of a computer or computing system.

   5. Storing or moving of data for fund-raising or public relations activities unrelated to an individual’s employment with the Nebraska Supreme Court, unsolicited advertising, for-profit activities, or use in private or personal business ventures such as second sources of income or other family member business interests, etc.

   6. Use inconsistent with laws, regulations, or accepted community standards. Transmission of material in violation of any local, state, or federal law or regulation is prohibited. It is not acceptable to transmit or knowingly receive threatening, obscene, or harassing material.

   7. Malicious or disruptive use in a manner that precludes or significantly hampers its use by others. Disruptions include, but are not limited to, destruction of stored data or physical destruction of the removable media device, propagation of computer worms or viruses, and the use of any removable media device to make unauthorized entry to any other machine owned or leased by the Nebraska Supreme Court or the State of Nebraska.

   8. Use of Nebraska Supreme Court owned or leased removable media devices for recreational games.

   9. Misrepresentation of one’s self, the Nebraska Supreme Court, or the State of Nebraska.

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