Computer Fraud & Abuse and Report an Incident


Federal Copyright Law
Copyright grants authors certain exclusive rights. Works of literature, photographs, music, software, film and video can be copyrighted. Examples of violation include making unauthorized copies of copyrighted software, text, graphical images, audio and video files or distributing such materials over networks. OLLU does not condone or tolerate the unauthorized copying of licensed commercial materials by staff, faculty or students. Any individual or University department engaged in unauthorized copying or use may face disciplinary proceedings, civil suits, criminal charges, penalties and fines. Copying, sharing or receiving commercial software, music, video or other copyrighted material very likely violates the U.S. Copyright Act. Law enforcement and industry officials actively pursue violators. If you are taken to court, it will be up to you and your attorneys to defend your actions. Saying “I wasn’t selling it” or “Everyone else is doing it” will not get you off the hook.

Computer Fraud and Abuse
Federal and Texas State laws prohibit access to or modification of information on computers without authorization.

Report an Incident
If you have experienced malicious activity either originating from, or destined for the University network, please email  with information pertaining to the activity.

If you are reporting probes, scans, hacking attempts, or other suspicious activity, please make sure you include the following information in plain text.

Logs with time/date stamps
Time Zone
Source IP Address
Destination IP Address
Source/Destination ports
Any other brief pertinent info

For spam complaints, you MUST include complete header information. Without complete header information we cannot process your complaint. Email clients generally do not display full headers and must be coaxed into doing so. If you are unsure how to do this, please refer to Email Headers.

If you receive threatening or otherwise abusive e-mail, the sender can often be identified and is often surprised that his or her activities are traceable, even when messages are anonymous. If you would like help in tracing such messages, do not delete them. Contact postmaster (at) for assistance. If necessary, we will work with University Police to investigate.

If you believe that your safety is in jeopardy, call University Police from an on-campus phone (ext. 2360) or (210) 431-4022 from off campus. For emergencies only, call University Police at ext. 0911 from an on-campus phone, or (210) 433-0911 from off campus.