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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…

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. …

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…

Identity verification for distance-ed students: FUD lingers
October 15, 2008

Back in July, an ominous headline in the Chronicle of Higher Education caused a flurry of discussion on the lists and blogs: "New Systems Keep a Close Eye on Online Students at Home&…

EDUCAUSE, the RIAA, and a Lot of Other People: What I Heard at the Department of Education Hearing in Washington, DC
October 9, 2008

Yesterday, the Department of Education hosted the fifth of its six regional hearings on the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Held in the Department's Washington, DC K street offices,…

Emergency Overload
September 24, 2008

Weeks after enacting law requiring colleges to develop emergency response plans, Congress prepares to pass bill requiring colleges to develop emergency response plans. …

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…

HEA: A Huge, Exacting Accountability Bill
August 1, 2008

As Congress finally passes the sweeping college legislation, 5 years late, views on its significance and potential impact vary widely. As Congres…

7 Years, 1,158 Pages ... and Almost Done
July 30, 2008

House-Senate panel reaches agreement on compromise legislation to renew the Higher Education Act, prompting more relief than satisfaction. Hous…

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…