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Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA 2008) / OIT Policies

HEOA

As of August, 2008 all colleges and universities are required to make a good-faith effort at compliance.Several sections of the HEOA deal with unauthorized file sharing on campus networks, imposing three general requirements on all U.S. colleges and universities:

  • An annual disclosure to students describing copyright law and campus policies related to violating copyright law.

  • A plan to "effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials" by users of its network, including "the use of one or more technology-based deterrents".

  • A plan to "offer alternatives to illegal downloading".

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