Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA / DMCA)

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) compliance programĀ  has been established by the UCF in accordance with the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) pertaining to Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and Copyrighted Material. The HEOA added provisions to the Higher Education Act, requiring institutions to take steps to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials through illegal downloading or peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property. The Program addresses the various legal requirements as set forth in the HEOA.

It is focused primarily on notices served to UCF under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

For more information including the notices, procedures, and penalties associated with the program, consult the full program document in PDF form below:

UCF HEOA Compliance Program 8th Version 4-16-18


Resources for Students

For more information, students can consult the Program Document above as well as resources provided by the Office of Student Conduct:

Office of Student Conduct – Computer Misuse

Digital Millenium Copyright Act Agent

The agent designated by the University of Central Florida to receive and act on copyright violations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is:

Joel L. Hartman, VP for Information Technologies & Resources and CIO

Millican Hall 338K
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816

407-823-6778 (voice)
407-823-6710 (fax)