External regulations you need to comply with
If you use Durham University IT facilities to access a third party service or resource you are bound by any end user agreement or regulations associated with that service or resource. The association can be through something as simple as using your institutional username and password.
Very often, such regulations will be presented to you the first time you use the service, but in some cases the service is an integral part of University IT provision. Two instances of which you need to be aware are:
JANET – the network that connects all UK higher education and research institutions together and to the internet. When connecting to any site outside the University via the University's network you will be subject to JANET’s acceptable use policy (this is an external link)
Eduserv - an organisation that has negotiated many deals for software and online resources on behalf of the UK higher education community, under the common banner of Chest agreements. These agreements have certain restrictions that may be summarised as: non-academic use is not permitted; copyright must be respected; privileges granted under Chest agreements must not be passed on to third parties; and users must accept the User Acknowledgement of Third Party Rights (this is an external link)
University Regulations and policies
The IT Regulations are part of the General Regulations of the University. You can read the full set here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/university.calendar/volumei/general_regulations/
Other IT policies and codes of practice are available here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/cis/policy/
Information about copyright and use of others' information
Please note: Guidance provided in these links is for information only and is not intended to replace legal advice.
- Basic copyright advice: https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/copyright/
- Guidance on creating or using video content in your academic work: https://community.dur.ac.uk/lt.team/?portfolio=kaltura