Complying with P2P Mandates in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008

Session Details

Thursday, November 05, 2009
11:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Meeting Room 505/506

Session Type: Security and Privacy

Speaker(s)

  • Gregory A. Jackson, Vice President, University Outreach, NBCUniversal
  • Session convener: Steven Fulkerson, Director Infrastructure and Enterprise Systems, Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires all campuses to certify that they have plans to "effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including through the use of a variety of technology-based deterrents" and to "offer alternatives to illegal downloading or peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property." After months of drafting, debate, and discussion, the Department of Education has now issued the final regulations for enforcing these requirements. This session, featuring higher education's designated representative to the Department of Education's negotiated rulemaking process, will review the history of HEOA's P2P provisions and the range of options for compliance.

Available Resources