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U-M Plan for Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Compliance
Overview of DMCA/HEOA requirements
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) was designed to combat the web-centered file sharing of digital copyrighted materials, at the time mainly MP3 recordings. The initial requirements for institutional compliance included:
In 2008 Congress passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) that included additional requirements designed to deter file sharing of copyrighted digital media (music, movies, games, etc.) via the peer-to-peer (P2P) protocols that did not exist at the time of the passage of the DMCA. The specific HEOA requirements include:
U-M Digital Copyright Compliance Program Components
I. Annual Disclosure/Education & Awareness
II. Strategy for Effectively Combating the Distribution of Unauthorized Copyrighted Materials
III. Provide alternative sources for authorized copies of copyrighted materials
IV. Strategic Plan review
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