The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was signed into law on August 14, 2008. Section 668.14 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, commonly known as the peer-to-peer provision, began being enforced on July 1, 2010. This provision is to make a good-faith effort to effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials on college and university campuses. It imposes three general requirements on all U.S. colleges and universities:
1) An annual disclosure to students describing copyright law and campus policies related to violating copyright law.
2) A plan to effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials" by users of its network. This includes "the use of one or more technology-based deterrents."
3) A plan to offer alternative to illegal downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted materials.
Details of how Rose-Hulman addresses any infringement and/or misuse of copyrighted material over the internet/intranet by users of the Rose-Hulman Network can be found at https://rose-hulman.microsoftcrmportals.com/knowledgebase/article/KA-01037/en-us.