Bill forces schools to crack down on filesharing
Congress has moved one step closer to forcing universities to crack down on illegal downloading and filesharing by students.Friday, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) unveiled his College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007, which contains provisions to:
- Direct colleges to inform students and employees about policies and procedures involving illegal downloading and filesharing.
- Require colleges to develop plans for alternatives to online bootlegging to be offered students and plans for exploring technology-based bootlegging deterrents.
- Authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to institutions of higher learning for developing piracy prevention and education programs.
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