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Higher Education Concerns About the Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA"), with Initial Suggestions for Addressing Them (11/15/11)
November 15, 2011

SOPA (H.R. 3261) introduces sweeping new risks for and imposes new responsibilities on mainstream websites offering legitimate online services, including those hosted by colleges and universitie…

Copyright Office Announces Proposals Received in DMCA Anticircumvention Rulemaking
December 28, 2011

The United States Copyright Office seeks comments on proposals to exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyright…

SOPA Markup on Hold
December 21, 2011

The House Judiciary Committee postponed the Wednesday, December 21, 2011 markup of the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) ( H.R.3261 ) because the House would not be in session, according…

SOPA-PIPA-OPEN: Where are we now?
December 9, 2011

EDUCAUSE has been blogging about PIPA and SOPA and their impacts on campus networks if either were enacted.  See blog posts May 25 th , July 8 th , July 15 th , October 28 …

EDUCAUSE Submits Proposed Targeted Fixes to SOPA
December 1, 2011

Over the past few weeks, EDUCAUSE, together with members of the EDUCAUSE Government Relations for Information Technology (GRIT), has met with the staff leadership of the House Judiciary Comm…

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Update
November 15, 2011

On Wednesday, November 16 th at 10 am (EST), the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on H.R. 3261 , the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (See blog post of October 28 th fo…

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): The House Version of Protect IP (PIPA) and Its Consequences for Our Campus Networks
October 28, 2011

This week Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduced H.R. 3261 , the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” which is the House version of the Senate’s bill, “Protect IP” (fo…

Copyright Office Issues Its Priorities and Those of Interest to Higher Education
October 27, 2011

Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante recently made public her office’s priorities and special projects through October 2013. The document articulates 17 priorities in the areas of copy…

Alphabet Soup: A P2P, DMCA, and HEOA FAQ
May 18, 2011

Colleges and universities, like all Internet service providers, may benefit from the safe harbor provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) , provided that they take certain steps…

DMCA Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies: It's Time to Submit Comments
October 6, 2011

A September 29 th   Federal Register notice announced that the Copyright Office is soliciting comments, in accordance with provisions of the DMCA , that may exempt certain classes of w…