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Illegitimate Usage of JSTOR (2006/06/27)

Dear All,

JSTOR is a full-text digital archive of scholarly journals that the Library has subscribed to. However, our vendor has recently detected one of our users excessively downloading of PDF files of articles from JSTOR.

As advised by our vendor, the usage at one IP address exceeds what is regarded as normal and reasonable. On 23 June 2006, 344 articles from Review of Financial Studies including all of the full-length articles from 43 issues were downloaded. It appears from the extent of activity that the intention was to obtain a significant portion of the said journal.

Hence, we would like to reiterate the following legitimate usage rules for your special attention:
1. Never make systematic and consecutive downloading.
2. Never use the downloaded materials for commercial purpose.
3. Never download the entire issue of a journal.

Please note that a formal warning and penalties may be imposed on those who have violated these usage rules.

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at

Thanks you for your attention.

UM International Library