Computer and Internet Use Policy
The primary purpose of the Chattahoochee Technical College Library public workstations is to assist CTC Students, Staff, and Faculty (CTC Patrons) with their school, work, or research projects. Any patron using the workstation for other purposes may be asked to relinquish it to CTC patrons needing to perform research or other class-related activity, if no other workstations are available.
The Library supports the principles of free access to information as codified in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and an interpretation of it on Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks.
The Library does not attempt to censor the access of adults to information beyond the scope of the college’s Computer Use & Internet Use policies. See the Student Code of Conduct page in the College Catalog for more information.
We ask that patrons respect the sensibilities of others and not display graphic or offensive images or content in such a manner as may be considered harassing or which interferes with the rights of others to not view such material.
Members of the general public are welcome to use library computers provided there are computers available. They may be denied computer access or asked to relinquish their computer if CTC students are waiting. There may also be a time limit on computer use for members of the general public.
Failure to adhere to these guidelines could result in being asked to leave the library, suspension of library privileges, or other discipline as appropriate.
Student Computer Use and Student Email
Intellectual Property Rights
The College encourages the development of intellectual property designed to improve the productivity of the College and/or to enhance the learning environment. Intellectual property is defined as intellectual and/or creative works that can be copyrighted or patented, such as literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works, computer software, multimedia presentations, videos, inventions, etc. Students shall have exclusive property rights to intellectual property products developed on their time without the use of College resources.
Ownership resides with the student if the following criteria are met:
1. The work is the result of an individual initiative and is not requested by the College (i.e., it is not a class assignment).
2. The work does not involve substantial use of college facilities, time, and is not derivative of any other college-owned copyright.
NOTE: Students may not use college equipment or resources for works for hire.
With regard to student works, ownership resides with the college if the following criteria are met:
- The work is the result of an assignment made during the course of the student’s educational program at the college AND
- The development of the work involved substantial use of facilities, time, and/or other resources of the College including, but not limited to, college personnel, equipment, college facilities, or is a derivative of any other college-owned copyright.
Although the student may not personally profit from college-owned property which he or she developed, the student may include it as representative in a personal portfolio.
Disclaimer: In the event that further interpretation of this policy is needed, please contact the Vice President of Academic Affairs or the Vice President of Administrative Services.