Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

The Tianjin Juilliard School (“Tianjin Juilliard" or “School”) complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), and intellectual property laws through its policies and protocols. Section § 668.43 of HEOA include provisions to curb the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, with particular attention to unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials on the campus network. These include, but are not limited to, movies, music, images, books, and software. Several sections of the HEOA deal with unauthorized file sharing on campus networks, imposing three general requirements on all U.S. colleges and universities:

  • An annual disclosure to students describing copyright law and campus policies related to violating copyright law.
  • A plan to "effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials" by users of its network, including "the use of one or more technology-based deterrents."
  • A plan to "offer alternatives to illegal downloading."

The following is Tianjin Juilliard's plan for complying with HEOA regarding the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials on the School’s campus networks.

Annual Disclosure to Students

At the start of each academic year, the School will provide a written or electronic reminder to all students, which explains that the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials violates federal copyright laws as well as institutional policies. The message also contains links to the sites where students can access institutional policies, protocols, and guidelines.

Technology-Based Deterrents

Tianjin Juilliard complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and vigorously attempts to identify alleged copyright infringers. In addition, the Office of Information Technology has protocols that result in escalating access restrictions for alleged copyright infringers on the campus wireless network and the residence hall network, the two networks for which the majority of copyright infringement notices are received when the School is notified of such instances of infringements.

Tianjin Juilliard has implemented technology-based solutions to:

  1. Monitor bandwidth usage of users of the campus network resources;
  2. Monitor network traffic to identify the largest bandwidth users via their assigned IP number;
  3. Electronically block violator's devices from the Internet;
  4. Accept and respond to DMCA notices in a timely fashion.

Legal Alternatives.

In addition to its efforts to educate and inform the Tianjin Juilliard community about issues relating to copyrighted material and its procedures for handling notices and occurrences of unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, the School provides sources of and information about legal means of downloading and acquiring copyrighted material.

The Library, through its subscription licensing program and library acquisitions, provides electronic books and periodicals, sound effects and music, images, and other resources for access and streaming at

EDUCAUSE’s Legal Sources of Online Content page is supplemented with links to additional sources, including Music United. 

Respect Copyrights

The Tianjin Juilliard School expects all members of its community to respect the rights of ownership of intellectual property by adhering to the applicable laws, regulations, administrative regulations, rules, circulars, and other legislative, executive or judicial explanations or normative documents of any competent authority of the People’s Republic of China ("PRC") on copyright (collectively referred to as the "PRC Copyright Laws") as well. In cases where PRC Copyright Laws impose higher standards or requirements with respect to copyright protection, PRC Copyright Laws shall apply.

[Updated for 2023]