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Dealing With the Higher Education Opportunity Act's New Copyright Protection Requirements
November 20, 2009

Memorandum from the office of Zick Rubin concerning how colleges and universities should deal with the Higher Education Opportunity Act's new copyright protection requirements. …

Complying with P2P Mandates in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
November 23, 2009

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires all campuses to certify that they have plans to "effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, includ…

U. S. Department of Education issues "Dear Colleague" letter on HEOA P2P provisions
June 11, 2010

On June 4, the U. S. Department of Education issued a "Dear Colleague" letter (also available as a pdf ), reminding campuses that July 1 is the effective date for compliance with…

Penn State Copyright Perspectives
September 1, 2009

This Penn State University site was created to help students make sound decisions about the way they use media. Since intellectual property laws and guidelines are so complex and hotly debated, t…

Carrying Out the Higher Ed Act
August 24, 2009

Education Department proposes regulations on year-round Pell Grants, colleges' reporting to consumers, illegal file sharing and other scattershot topics. …

EDUCAUSE Now - #22 - 1) The E-Textbook Conundrum 2) ELI Annual Meeting Preview 3) Policy Office Update
December 10, 2009

This month we talk about a looming problem with e-textbook costs and content, find out about the upcoming ELI Meeting, and check in with the EDUCAUSE Policy Office. EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly p…

7 Things You Should Know About P2P
March 11, 2009

Peer-to-peer (P2P) is an approach to content distribution in which digital files are transferred between “peer” computers over the Internet. Because they do not rely on a central serv…

Choruss: A New Business Model for Digital Music
March 3, 2009

Per-copy charges for music and other intellectual property made sense when copies were physical objects, but that business model is ill-suited to the digital world. The mismatch has led to thousa…

Final HEOA Regulations Issued for P2P Provisions
October 29, 2009

Today, October 29, the Department of Education issued the final regulations related to Peer-to-Peer File Sharing on campus networks, which are unchanged from the proposed regulations post…

New Rules Will Push Colleges to Rethink Tactics Against Student Pirates
February 13, 2009

Colleges are about to be told how to fight piracy. They have deployed various tactics over the years to deter illegal file sharing, usually of commercial music and movies, by their students. But …