HEOA Copyright and P2P File Sharing Requirements
This page outlines Bainbridge College’s (hereafter BC) plan to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) relating to digital copyright infringement and P2P File Sharing by users of the institution's network.
· BC allows no peer to peer software packages to be installed on any lab computers.
· BC employs various rule schemes in the campus firewall to limit peer to peer and related types of traffic.
· BC regularly monitors network traffic with applications like Snort.
· BC is investigating the purchase of packet shaping technologies.
Community Education and Annual Disclosure
· BC’s primary education emphasis will occur during BC's mandatory orientation class.
· Supplementary information will be included in the BC Computer Acceptable Use Policy and the BC Student Handbook
Procedures for Handling Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Material
· DCMA violation notices will be handled by the Dean of Student Services in coordination with the Office of Information and Instructional Technology
Periodic Review of Plan and Assessment Criteria
· The number of DCMA violation notices received by BC will be reviewed annually by the Dean of Student Services and the CIO. Modifications to educational materials and disciplinary procedures will be suggested as needed.
· OIIT will periodically review new technologies to better enable BC to curtail undesirable network traffic.
· Current technology deterrents will be reviewed for efficacy
Offering Alternatives to Illegal File Sharing
Legal sources of Online Content as compiled by Educause can be viewed at: http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent