In order to help colleges and universities comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act’s requirement of providing students with alternatives to illegal media downloading, Educause has produced a list of legal distributors of movies, TV shows, e-books, and music. As Educause notes,
“Some of the sites listed provide some or all content at no charge; they are funded by advertising or represent artists who want their material distributed for free, or for other reasons. Just because content is free doesn’t mean it’s illegal. On the other hand, you may find websites offering to sell content which are not on the list below. Just because content is not free doesn’t mean it’s legal.”
Neither Educause’s listing of a website nor our linking to that list is intended as an endorsement or evaluation of that site.