Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
The Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008 HEOA is an effort between institutions of higher education and the entertainment industry to educate students about copyright and provide consequences of violating the act. This act requires educational institutions to address the issue of distribution of copyrighted materials on college networks. Institutions must provide for 3 areas of compliance: annual disclosure to students the policies and sanctions pertaining to illegal downloading ; a written and implemented plan, including use of technology-based deterrents ; and alternatives to illegal downloading.
HEOA Federal Textbook Disclosure
Ensure that students have timely access to affordable course materials.
Must have price, date, format availability, price unbundled, ISBN, title, author , publisher, date
To the maximum extent possible and institution must include on its Internet course schedules required and recommended textbooks and supplemental material
Students are given rights under the U.S. Copyright law to incorporate portions of copyrighted works into projects for a course. You can keep works that use copyrighted materials as long as you need them, but you must be a student. You can use materials that contain copyrighted works for job applications and interviews.
Don't share copies with classmates, etc. Your legally acquired copies cannot be copied or loaned. Classmates need to acquired their own copies.