HEOA Summary of Penalties

Florence-Darlington Technical College's Compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Requirements and Plan to Effectively Combat Copyright Infringement


H.R 4137, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), is a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It includes provisions that are designed to reduce the illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. These provisions include requirements that:

Annual Disclosure

Florence-Darlington Technical College uses a variety of methods to inform the College community about the law and the College's response to copyright infringement claims.

Plan to Effectively Combat Copyright Infringement

Alternatives to Illegal File Sharing

Educause maintains a comprehensive list of Legal Sources of Online Content. Members of the Florence-Darlington Technical College community are encouraged to take advantage of these legitimate sources of digital content.