List of members of the Joint Committee Of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities
We write as the higher education members of the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities to express our grave concerns about a proposal developed by the entertainment industry to include illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing provisions in the Higher Education Act (HEA). We strongly urge that the entertainment industry's proposal on illegal P2P file-sharing provisions not be included in legislation to reauthorize the HEA..
List of Higher Education Community Actions to Adress Illegal Campus Peer-to-Peer File Sharing: History and Past Activities, Current and Projected Activities..
In the late 1990s, individuals with a personal computer and access to the Internet, using a program called Napster, began to offer free digital copies of copyrighted sound recordings for download by other users. Although the recording companies and music publishers were successful in obtaining an injunction against Napster for copyright infringement, millions of individuals in the United States and overseas continued to share digital files of copyrighted recordings using a subsequent generation of file-sharing computer programs...Since September 2003, the recording industry has filed more than 18,000 lawsuits against individuals, claiming billions of dollars in damages based on P2P file sharing and consequent violations of federal copyright laws..
Summary of the “Hearing on the Internet and the College Campus: How the Entertainment Industry and Higher Education are Working to Combat Illegal Piracy,” The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness, September 26, 2006..
The 2003-2004 academic year saw significant change in approaches to accessing digital entertainment content on college and university campuses across the country. In light of the Subcommittee's requests for periodic updates, the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities is providing this report on the status of efforts to address the opportunities and challenges presented by digital copying and distribution of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks and alternative means..
We write to update you on the activities of the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities. The Joint Committee met September 17 to review the status of several projects underway and discuss other activities related to the committee’s work. The following is an update on the three major projects focused on deterring unauthorized campus peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing..
The record industry recently filed lawsuits against four individual university network users, claiming hundreds of millions of dollars in damages based on their peer-to-peer (“P2P”) file-sharing activities and consequent violations of federal copyright laws. The students each agreed to pay as much as $17,500 to settle the lawsuits. Other students who engage in P2P file-sharing activities clearly need to know their potential liabilities for such activities..
We write per your request to update you on the activities of the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities. In the past month and a half, the nation’s campuses have taken extensive actions to help deter illegal peer-to-peer(“P2P”) file sharing, and the Joint Committee has implemented several components of its plan to aid colleges and universities..
We write per your request to update you on the activities of the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities. In the past month and a half, the issue of peer-to-peer (“P2P”) file sharing has received a great deal of attention on the nation’s college and university campuses, and has been covered extensively by the national news media. Campus administrators have increased and sharpened their communications with their students about the appropriate and inappropriate use of P2P file sharing and the consequences of illegal activities..
We write in response to your letter of March 20 concerning the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks on college and university campuses. The Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities met on April 23 to review the work of its task forces. Much has already been accomplished, and the Joint Committee has established and prioritized initiatives to stem the illegitimate use of P2P systems on campuses around the country..
As you will recall, we agreed at our December meeting to form three task forces to address key issues under the purview of the joint committee: an education task force, chaired by John Hennessy; a technology task force, chaired by Charles Phelps; and a legislation task force, co-chaired by Molly Broad and Jack Valenti (task force membership lists are attached). In this memo we will update you on the work of the task forces and suggest an estimated timeline for the further work of the joint committee..
Testimony of Graham B. Spanier, President of The Pennsylvania State University and Co-Chair of the Joint Comittee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities, before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary, February 26, 2003..
Representatives of the higher education community and the entertainment industry have formed a joint committee for two purposes: (1) to examine ways to reduce the inappropriate use on campuses of P2P file sharing technologies, and (2) to discuss their differences on federal intellectual property legislative issues..
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