In compliance with regulations of The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), an institution must educate and inform its community about appropriate versus inappropriate use of copyrighted material. To this end, the following Copyright Restriction notice should be included on all course syllabi. The Copyright Restriction notice also appears as an Announcement in all Blackboard courses:
"Copyright Restriction: Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection under Title 17 of the United States Code. Under certain Fair Use circumstances specified by law, copies may be made for private study, scholarship, or research. Electronic copies should not be shared with unauthorized users. If a user fails to comply with Fair Use restrictions, he/she may be liable for copyright infringement. For more information, including Fair Use guidelines, see the Alvernia University Copyright & Fair Use Policy."