MUMBAI: The United States Senate passed an amendment to the Higher Education Reauthorization Act that requires universities, for the first time, to provide information on efforts they are making to educate students on digital piracy and detect and prevent piracy on university computer systems.
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According to the language adopted today, all universities will be required to provide information to the Department of Education describing:
Education efforts for students on the potential civil and criminal consequences for the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material.
Steps they are taking to prevent and detect unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials on university networks.
Campus policies on unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions against individuals who engage in the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material on university computer systems.
Glickman added, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We look forward to working with Members of the House who are also interested in this important issue when they take up this legislation in the fall.Ã¢â‚¬Â