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Technology at TLU   |    E2Campus Emergency Notifications   |    Privacy Policy   |    Disclaimer   |    Digital Copyright Compliance

As technology is constantly evolving, TLU strives to maintain the most current infrastructure to support the academic and social lives of our students.

Technology at TLU

Networking:

  • Wireless access in all academic buildings and residence halls
  • 300 megabits/second internet connection
  • Fiber optic infrastructure to all campus buildings
  • Hardwire network access in all TLU buildings
  • Dedicated hardwired connection "per pillow" in the residence halls (100 megabits)
  • 1 gigabit/second network backbone in place

Computer Labs:

  • 24-hour accessible computer lab/internet cafe in the Alumni Student Center (ASC)
  • 12 additional instructional or specialized computer labs across campus
  • Free laser printing for students in computer labs
  • Collaboration/group project space available in the Blumberg Memorial Library

Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 on campus desktops
  • Microsoft Office Professional software tools
  • Microsoft Exchange email system for faculty/staff/students
  • Access to Adobe Creative Suite, Maple, Minitab, SPSS software
  • Free copy of Microsoft Office 365 software to all current TLU students available

Servers:

  • Microsoft Active Directory - 2010
  • VMWare virtualized server environment
  • 250 megabytes of network file space per student
  • 150 megabytes of email space per student (effective 2/1/07)

Other:

  • CATV system (80 channels) available in residence hall rooms
  • Student computer help available (no additional cost) at the Help Desk in the basement of the Blumberg Memorial Library (ishelp@tlu.edu or call 830-372-6000)
  • MyTLU web portal access for student academic information, registration, etc.

Computer Use Policy (PDF)

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E2Campus Emergency Notifications

TLU has a state-of-the-art emergency notification system that is capable of sending notifications instantly and simultaneously to all registered mobile phones, wireless PDAs, pagers and e-mail addresses. E2Campus is a service that is being provided by the University for the TLU community. As such it will be used for emergency notifications only. There will be no advertising. Sign up for E2Campus.

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Website Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy. Any and all information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential by Texas Lutheran University and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed or loaned. Your information will be held with the utmost care and will not be used for anything other than official university business.

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Site Disclaimer

The content of this website does not constitute a contract between the user and Texas Lutheran University. While the university makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information posted on this site, the user is responsible for verifying with the university the accuracy of the information. The university reserves the right to change the content of this website at any time.

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Digital Copyright Compliance

Digital Copyright Compliance at TLU

Downloading, copying and sharing material, such as music, movies, games, and applications, for which the copyright holder has not given you rights is both against the law and TLU’s Policy on Use of the TLU Computing Environment. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, also referred to as H.R. 4137, was signed into law on August 14. The HEOA primarily addresses obstacles that make it difficult for qualified students to obtain a college education, but it also includes specific statements requiring colleges and universities to comply with digital copyright laws.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

  Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

  Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ's atwww.copyright.gov/help/faq.

TLU is required to take the following steps:

  • Annually disclose to the community that the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials is subject to both civil and criminal penalties
  • Consider the use of technology-based deterrents to illegal file sharing
  • Offer alternatives to illegal file sharing

Alternatives to illegal file sharing

The agents designated to receive and act on copyright violations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ( DMCA) for Texas Lutheran University can be contacted at: dmca@tlu.edu

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