The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was signed into law on August 14, 2008. Final regulations were issued on October 29, 2009. Enforcement of the HEOA provisions formally begins July 1, 2010 and all colleges and universities are required to make a good-faith effort at compliance.
Several sections of the HEOA deal with unauthorized file sharing on campus networks, imposing three general requirements on all U.S. colleges and universities:
The following is CCAC’s plan for complying with HEOA and for combating the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials on the campus network.
Part 1: Informing the Community
Part 2: Effectively Combating Copyright Infringement
Technology deterrent(s) used:
Currently, CCAC has implemented a network appliance to regulate the network traffic to block or reduce the functionality of illegal file sharing applications. This device is continually monitored and routinely updated to ensure currency.
Periodic review of plan:
The current approach and plan will be reviewed annually during the summer term.
Part 3: Offering Legal Alternatives
Plan last reviewed/updated August 18, 2014.