In general fair use does not apply to computer software because:
Unless the software is copy-protected, you may make a single copy as necessary to use the software on the computer for which it is licensed. You may also keep one copy of the software for backup purposes. However, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act makes it illegal to circumvent any technological protection measures, even if the purpose falls under fair use.
You may not make copies of software that is owned by the university. Check with Information Technology to inquire about the availability of particular software and the licensing restrictions that apply.
As outlined in the Responsible Use Policy Alvernia University students, faculty and staff are expected to comply with copyright laws. Be aware that legal actions have been taken against individuals using university networks for unlawful purposes and that the university will not protect you from such action.
It is not legal to download or share copyrighted material, including music or video files, for which you do not hold the copyright. It is also a violation of the university’s Responsible Use Policy.