Bill would prevent copyright infringement by college students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Legislation that would prevent college students from using their schools' Internet resources to download copyright material has moved out of the Senate.

Knoxville Republican Tim Burchett is sponsoring the legislation. He said Monday that the measure is mainly aimed at protecting songs.

The legislation requires institutions of higher education to develop a policy prohibiting copyright infringement through use of the schools' computers and network resources.

The companion bill is scheduled for the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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