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Colleges Risk Losing Federal Funding If They Don’t Fight Piracy

July 2nd, 2010 07:50 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

crimeandpunishment writes
“The US government is making colleges and universities join in the fight against digital piracy by threatening to pull federal funding. Beginning this month, a provision of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires colleges to have plans to combat unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials on their networks. Colleges that don’t do enough could lose their eligibility for federal student aid. ‘Their options include taking steps to limit how much bandwidth can be consumed by peer-to-peer networking, monitoring traffic, using a commercial product to reduce or block illegal file sharing or “vigorously” responding to copyright infringement notices from copyright holders.’”

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