What are the consequences if I am discovered sharing illegal content on CWI’s network?

On first warning, your computer’s web browser will be redirected to an Anti-Piracy warning page informing you of the violation. On the warning page you will be able to see links to how to obtain music, movies, TV shows, etc. legally. You must click on the “I will comply” button signifying that you agree to comply with CWI’s Electronic Technology Usage Policy prior to being allowed to access the internet.

On the second warning, your computer’s web browser will be redirected to the same Anti-Piracy warning page mentioned above however your internet access will be restricted for 4 hours. During this time you will not be able to access internet resources like news websites, social media, etc. Once again you must signify your willingness to comply by clicking on the “I will comply” button.  The restriction will not affect your access to myCWI or to blackboard. You may contact the IT Help Desk at 208-562-3444 or [email protected] if you believe that you have been sanctioned in error and the help desk staff can remove the sanction early, if warranted.

On the third warning, your computers web browser will be redirected and internet access will be restricted for a full day (24 Hours). During this time you will not be able to access internet resources. The restriction will not affect your access to myCWI or to blackboard. You may contact the IT help desk if you believe that you have been sanctioned a third time in error, however, be aware that the help desk staff will not be able to lift your sanction early. They will create a ticket and submit it to CWI IT security. It is up to the discretion of IT security to lift the sanction early.

On the fourth warning, your computers web browser will be redirected and internet access will be restricted for the remainder of the semester. You will be required to meet with the Director of Student Enrichment or Human Resources (Faculty / Staff) and sign a letter saying that you will stop sharing illegal content on CWI’s network prior to restoration of internet access.

On subsequent offences your access to the internet will be terminated permanently.