Text: H.R.1689 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H.R. 1689 Introduced in House (IH)]







110th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1689

    To provide support to combat illegal downloading on college and 
                          university campuses.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 26, 2007

Mr. Keller of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred 
                to the Committee on Education and Labor

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                                 A BILL


 
    To provide support to combat illegal downloading on college and 
                          university campuses.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Curb Illegal Downloading on College 
Campuses Act of 2007''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) Illegal downloading and online distribution of movies, 
        music, software, games and other intellectual property has 
        increased significantly on college and university campuses.
            (2) Computer systems at colleges and universities are 
        intended primarily to aid in educating and increase research 
        capability among students and faculty. Increased illegal 
        downloading and distribution of content through peer-to-peer 
        networks puts great strain on these systems and imposes 
        significant costs on universities.
            (3) Additional staff and resources are required to respond 
        to notices of illegal downloading, costing more money.
            (4) Illegal downloading and file sharing exposes campus 
        networks to computer viruses and worms, and can put sensitive 
        personal and proprietary information at risk.
            (5) Programs can be developed that will stop illegal 
        downloading while still maintaining student privacy and 
        academic freedom.

SEC. 3. SUPPORT THROUGH THE FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF POSTSECONDARY 
              EDUCATION.

    Section 741(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
1138(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (7);
            (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (8) and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(9) supporting efforts to establish pilot programs and 
        initiatives to help offset the costs associated with 
        implementing model programs and policies on college campuses to 
        reduce illegal downloading of copyrighted content in order to--
                    ``(A) improve the security and integrity of campus 
                computer networks; and
                    ``(B) save telecommunications bandwidth costs, 
                while ensuring such bandwidth is first and foremost 
                made available for research and education-related 
                purposes.''.
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