Copyright, Fair Use and File Sharing
Among the stated objectives of Alvernia University is the preparation of its students for social responsibility and moral integrity. One area in which society has been challenging these values is that of file sharing on the Internet.
Recent developments regarding the issue of file sharing on the Internet, including lawsuits directed toward college students by the Recording Industry Association of America, are forcing university administrations to take a more active role.
This includes educating the university community on the legal issues involved, controlling the opportunities for copyright violation (including illegal file sharing), and responding to discipline individuals discovered to be in violation of the law.
To this end, Alvernia University has set up this Web site to publicize its policies and provide informational and educational links to other Web sites of value.
Alvernia University Policy
Copyright Infringement Disclosure
Annual Copyright Infringement Disclosure to Students
Syllabi Copyright Infringement Disclosure
Why You Shouldn’t Do It (prepared by Musicunited.org)
Copyright Law for Student Press (prepared by the Student Press Law Center)
Fair Use Evaluator Tool (created by the American Library Association)
Copyright.com (to acquire rights to photocopy copyrighted materials)
Exceptions for Instructors eTool (created by the American Library Association)
Any alleged copyright infringements at Alvernia University can be reported to the university's designated agent.