Drop/add is finally over and it’s time to confirm our class schedules. Except, what’s this? Login to eportfolio and you see this (click to see bigger):
Agreement to Respect Intellectual Property Law
All members of the Wesleyan community are bound by local, state, and federal laws in their use of intellectual property of all kinds. This requires a working knowledge of the principles of copyright law, and the ability to make informed judgments about whether or not any particular use of copyrighted materials is justified under the rubric of fair use, or if it requires asking permission of the copyright holder. These judgments are required both for academic materials (scholarly books and journals, data from databases, software) and for non-academic materials (music and video used for entertainment purposes, for example.)
By clicking on the accept button below, I acknowledge that as a member of the Wesleyan community, I am committed to understanding and respecting intellectual property rights. In particular, I agree to not use Wesleyan network resources to illegally access or share audio and video materials that I do not have the right to access or share.
More information about Intellectual Property can be found at the Wesleyan Intellectual Property Website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/ip/ .
I solemnly swear to not use the network, any part of the network or any form of the network so help me god. We get it. Note the lack of a Do Not Accept button–You physically can’t finalize your classes without agreeing to their little blurb. I guess this is better than shutting the entire thing down, but just what are they trying to prove?