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Revising Acceptable Use Policy to Account for Cultural Developments on the Net

Thursday, January 1, 1998


Given the changes in user demographics, there is a rapidly growing need to better understand the culture that is developing on computer networks. Today's acceptable use policies (AUPs) should be based upon a balancing of logistical and operational issues with the cultural needs of the user. Those who craft computer-use policy should move away from the model of a "network as a superhighway" and toward a model of a "network as a commonly shared resource."

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