The 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) introduced a
set of guidelines aimed at encouraging safe and legal downloading
on college campuses. Learn how UB is using these guidelines to
proactively educate its students, faculty and staff about the risks
of file sharing and the importance of copyright law.
|Annual disclosure to inform students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials is illegal||
|Documentation of a compliance plan that includes a "technology-based deterrent"||
The University at Buffalo employs bandwidth shaping to manage network traffic. For the rest of our compliance plan, please see:
|Alternatives to illegal file-sharing||UB IT maintains copyright compliance Web pages that provide access to alternative sources of authorized copyrighted digital materials; notifications of copyright infringement will include a link to this Web page and to additional resources.|
|Periodic review of the effectiveness of the plan||The Computer Discipline Officer regularly compiles and reviews metrics regarding number of complaints received, complainant statistics and tracking of alleged repeat offenders.