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The Campus Costs of P2P Compliance
October 20, 2008

This paper reports the results of a summer 2008 survey designed to address the campus costs of compliance with the new P2P filesharing mandates in reauthorized Higher Education Act (HEA) that was…

The Costs of Policing Campus Networks
October 20, 2008

A new report examines what colleges spend to comply with Higher Education Act’s provisions for guarding against illegal peer-to-peer file sharing. …

Fighting Music and Movie Piracy Costs Colleges Considerably, Study Says
October 20, 2008

Colleges are spending a good deal of money to prevent students from downloading copyrighted music and movies, says a report released today. And with new requirements recently imposed on instituti…

Reconnaissance Reports from Planet Teen
July 15, 2009

Everyone's buzzing about a headline in Monday's Wired Campus blog from the Chronicle of Higher Education : "New Study Shows Decrease in Illegal Music Downloading". …

On Making Sausage
October 23, 2008

© 2008 Steve Worona. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( ).…

Update on HEOA and P2P
July 2, 2009

Last August, President Bush signed into law the 1,200-page Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, termed by one Senator "a well-intentioned contraption of unnecessary rules and reg…

Students Flock to Web Sites Offering Pirated Textbooks
September 4, 2008

A new survey of students found that about a quarter of them reported hunting for an illegal copy of a textbook from pirate Web sites. The survey was small—only about 500 students from t…

P2P and the Higher Education Reauthorization Act: Next Steps
August 21, 2008

Congress recently passed H.R. 4137, the Higher Education Opportunity Act, a massive piece of legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act that the President will soon sign into law. Thi…

Recording and Movie Industries Win Out Over Colleges in Higher-Education Bill
July 30, 2008

"In the longstanding battle between the higher-education community and the entertainment industry over how aggressive colleges should be in trying to stop the swapping of music and video…

Texas Beats Tennessee in Clue Bowl
February 25, 2009

On April 29, 2008, the Governor of Tennessee signed the country's first law requiring campus networks to solve the problem of digital copyright infringement. High on their success in the…