acceptable use policy


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Acceptable Use Policy

(networking)
(AUP) Rules applied by many transit networks which restrict the use to which the network may be put. A well known example is NSFNet which does not allow commercial use. Enforcement of AUPs varies with the network.

acceptable use policy

The conduct expected from a person using a computer or service. ISPs and other online services provide their customers with an acceptable use policy (AUP), which may prohibit spamming or commercial usage. Also called an "acceptable use policy/Internet use policy" (AUP/IUP), schools and universities provide AUPs for students using the computer lab, which defines unacceptable behavior.
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What are the key elements of an acceptable use policy?
The State of Virginia Sample Acceptable Use Policy defines "unacceptable activities" as those "that do not conform to the purpose, goals, and mission of the department and to each user's authorized job duties and responsibilities.
"The acceptable use policy should spell out guidelines and consequences of using school equipment--including networks--to bully," adds Walpole.