Colleges Worry About the Next Antipiracy Move in Congress

After a close call in the Senate, institutions wonder if the House will make them become file-sharing police

Two weeks ago, when it briefly looked as if the U.S. Senate would pass a measure forcing some colleges to buy antipiracy technology, campus officials gulped in surprise. How, they asked, did a proposal they almost universally reviled appear destined to sneak into legislation to renew the Higher Education Act?

"We have failed in the lobbying war," said Tracy B. Mitrano,