Computer Lab Rules; Consumer Information; Copyright & Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Computer Lab Rules; Consumer Information; Copyright & Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Computer Lab Rules

DACC provides several computer labs throughout campus for our students to use. A schedule for the open labs can be found on the DACC website at With the service/facilities, students are asked to obey the following rules to ensure an environment that is conducive to student success:

  • Students must be prepared to show DACC student ID and photo ID (Driver's License) when requested by Lab Monitor, DACC Security or other DACC staff.
  • Eating and drinking are strictly prohibited in computer labs at all times.
  • NO SMOKING! Smoking is not allowed in any DACC building.
  • Do not place books or personal belongings on any printer, monitor, or computer equipment. This can interfere with hardware operation and/or inhibit proper cooling functions for the equipment.
  • Students are responsible for cleaning up any area they use-this includes discarding scrap paper or printouts in their proper recycling or trash receptacle.
  • The computer lab is a study and learning environment. Please be considerate of other students' rights by being quiet.
  • Children are not allowed in the computer lab at any time.
  • Loading or installation of any software/programs/games on hard drive is prohibited. In addition, any alteration of system settings or configuration is prohibited.
  • The display or transmission of threatening, obscene, or harassing materials is prohibited.
  • Students must silence cell phones while using the computer lab.
  • Students must sign in and out when sheets are provided in the computer labs.
  • The connection of outside equipment to DACC computer equipment is prohibited unless specific authorization is granted.
  • Students must limit their printing of documents to less than 15 pages unless authorization is granted from DACC staff.

DACC reserves the right to suspend or terminate computer lab access to any campus user if the violation is deemed severe or the use is impacting the educational experience of other users.

Consumer Information

In order for students to make smart financial and academic decisions, DACC provides updated Consumer Information for current and potential students every year. A link to the current Consumer/Student Information on the DACC website is Paper copies of the information can be obtained through the Vice President of Student Services Office in Lincoln Hall, Room 108 or by calling 217-443-8746.

Copyright & Peer-to-peer File Sharing

Danville Area Community College is committed to complying with the requirements of all copyright laws. The faculty, staff, and students are required to comply with The Copyright Act of 1976 and its amendments, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act. The aforementioned Acts dictate policy as to how institutions may use the works of others. It is DACC's intent to comply with these intellectual property, copyright, and fair use guidelines. The incorporation of copyright compliance protects the ideas and products that DACC's faculty, staff, and students create as well as outside materials which are used for academic purposes. Illegal copies or sharing of copyrighted software, movies, or music may not be made or used on equipment owned by the College. Employees and students who disregard this Board policy do so at their own risk and assume all liability for their actions.

The ownership of and copyright to teaching aids, films, outlines, books, and manuals which have been developed on College time and with College materials, through College funds or with technical or secretarial assistance provided by the College, are vested in DACC unless exceptions are negotiated and contracted in advance of material preparation.

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digitally stored information, such as computer programs, multi-media (audio and video), documents, or electronic books. Illegal file sharing is the sharing of copyright protected files without authorization. Under copyright law, it is illegal to download or share copyrighted materials such as music or movies without the permission of the copyright owner.