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 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.
Copyright & Fair Use Policy
Understanding and complying with copyright law can be challenging and sometimes confusing. The purpose of this guide is to provide copyright information and resources for Alvernia University students, faculty, and staff.
Intellectual Property Policy
This Policy is intended to address the need of Alvernia University, including the O’Pake Institute, (the “University”) to address issues related to the use and development of intellectual property at the University, its ownership and the respect that the University expects its faculty, staff and students to afford to the intellectual property of the University and of others.
Copyright Infringement Disclosure
- Copyright Law for Student Press (prepared by the Student Press Law Center)
- Fair Use Evaluator Tool (created by the American Library Association)
Any alleged copyright infringements at Alvernia University can be reported to the university's designated agent.