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Water resources and environment : education, training and research : conference proceedings, July 13-17, 1992, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado /

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  • Water Resources Development
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1 August 10, 2011 Colorado Mesa University Policy and Plan to Combat Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Material and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing I. Introduction and Purpose of Policy and Plan: The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), enacted August 14, 2008, reauthorized the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). On October 29, 2009 the Department of Education issued final rules to implement the copyright infringement provisions of the HEOA. Under these provisions the University is required to develop a written plan to “effectively combat” the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material by users of the University’s network without unduly interfering with the educational and research use of the network, and offer alternatives to illegal downloading or peer-to-peer (P2P) distribution of intellectual property. The purpose of this plan is to implement the HEOA copyright infringement provisions as outlined under 34 CFR Part 668, Student Assistance General Provisions, §§668.14 (b)(30) and 668.43 (a)(10), effective July 1, 2010. These regulations pertain to all users of the University’s network: students, faculty and staff. Section 668.14(b)(30)(i) outlines four required plan components: 1) the use of at least one technology-based deterrent; 2) mechanisms to educate and inform the campus community on the appropriate use versus inappropriate use of copyrighted material; 3) procedures for handling unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including disciplinary procedures; and 4) procedures for reviewing the effectiveness of the plan. Section 668.43(a)(10) states the University must inform prospective and enrolled students of institutional policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement, including 1) explicitly informing students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students t

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