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    Rules of Ethical Conduct

    The computing resources of the Department of Computer Science have been acquired for a specific academic purposes - namely the teaching of, and research into the field of Computer Science. As a user authorized by the Department, you may use departmental resources, especially computing, only for the purposes for which they were allocated.

    Specifically, the following are considered to be scholastic offences:

    In addition to the penalties outlined in the Composite Calendar, any student found to have violated these rules may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In addition to penalties prescribed by the Courts, conviction may result in the student being permanently refused entry to The University of Western Ontario or any other Canadian university.

    These regulations are meant primarily as guidelines to academically acceptable behavior, but also to make it clear that the copying of software and the misuse of software and hardware may be criminal offences.