Rules Of Thumb For Employees And Students

  • Link to files, instead of downloading, whenever possible.
  • Assume that a work is copyrighted unless it states that it is not.
  • Read the terms of use for each file-sharing site.
  • Always provide attribution for all downloaded files.
  • Do not download files with private affirmation such as phone numbers and addresses.

Bevill State has designated a copyright agent to receive notification of claimed copyright infringement on the College's website as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If a person believes his or her work is being infringed on Bevill State's website, he or she should notify Tana Collins-Allred, Director of Enrollment Management, Public Relations, and Recruiting, Bevill State Community College, 1411 Indiana Avenue, Jasper, AL 35501; e-mail:; (205) 648-3271.

According to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the notification of claimed infringement must include:

  • identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (include ISBN, title, etc.);
  • identification and URL of the material that is claimed to be infringing;
  • information sufficient to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, fax number, and electronic mail address; and
  • other information relating to the claim. Any copyright concerns or questions about the Bevill State website should be directed to Tana Collins-Allred at