Washington. D.c - a Dill approved by trie House Education and Labor Committee—H.R. 4137, the College Opportunity and Afford-ability Act—contains a disturbing clause that would give entertainment corporations police powers on American college campuses. That clause, section 494: Campus-Based Digital Theft Prevention, would force universities to offer alternatives to illegal downloading (that is, to pay for students to use services such as Rhapsody or eMusic) and mandate filters on university computer systems to seek out such activity. Failure to comply would cost a school all its federal funding. A letter criticizing the bill, signed by officials from Yale, Penn State and the University of Maryland system, points out another egregious element of this legislation: Compliance would be monitored by the entertainment industry, which would submit lists of schools in violation of the law to the secretary of education, who would in effect become an enforcer under the command of the media corporations.