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Legal use of Copyrighted Material and File Sharing at Bethel University
The Department of Education has issued final regulations (Oct. 29, 2009) detailing the steps institutions are expected to take in order to comply with the requirements of H.R 4137, the August, 2008,

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) is a reauthorization of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Information Technology Services (ITS) at Bethel University has taken the following steps to comply with the HEOA regulations. The technological issues in HEOA all relate to concerns surrounding the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials. The four main requirements are listed below with a brief description of Bethel’s response to each.of 1965. It includes provisions that are designed to reduce the illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. These provisions include requirements that:


1. Make an annual disclosure that informs students that the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may subject students to criminal and civil penalties and that describes the steps that institutions will take to detect and punish illegal distribution of copyrighted materials.

Bethel’s response:

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