The Campus-based Digital Theft Prevention Bill

If your college is receiving federal funding, watch out for the piracy police when you return to campus in the coming weeks.

The College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2008, requires, “colleges and universities that get federal funding have to come up with ways to deal with “Campus-based Digital Theft Prevention.”

The bill doesn’t give specific methods for hunting down campus pirates, so the universities themselves have to devise creative ways, like Missouri S&T’s P2P quiz, to manage the illegal piracy on their own closed networks.

In the second part of their look at anti-piracy efforts at American universities, analyzes the tactics used by piracy hubs – Ohio University, Texas A&M University, Tulane University and others as they implement methods preferred by the RIAA and MPAA.

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