All users of World Wide Web servers at The University of Alabama are required to abide by and comply with all state and federal laws governing copyrights and trademarks as well as other applicable state and federal laws and applicable University polices. The use of copyrighted material may require the permission of the copyright owner. The absence of a copyright notice or symbol on a work does not mean it is not copyrighted. Copyrighted works can include, but are not limited to, text, graphics, music, and photographs. Permission to use any University of Alabama copyrighted materials or trademarks for commercial purposes or unofficial University purposes must be approved in writing by an authorized representative of The University of Alabama.
A user's privilege to access and use the University's Web site and computing facilities is subject to termination if the user violates University policies governing computer and computer network use or is found to be a repeat copyright infringer.
Any use of The University of Alabama's registered trademarks or other indicia must be pre-approved by the University's Licensing Program. If approval is given, the registered trademark symbol must be used in conjunction with the indicia or mark. A copy of the University's indicia and registered trademarks is available from the Licensing Program (348-7731).
Reporting Possible Copyright Infringements
The University of Alabama is subject to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and has designated an agent to receive notices of alleged copyright infringement by someone to whom the University provides Internet services. The designated agent for the receiving notices of alleged copyright infringement is:
Senior Information Security Analyst
A227 Gordon Palmer Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Information on Copyright Laws and University Computer Policies
The following sites are sources for more information on compliance with copyright laws and policies regarding the use of The University of Alabama's computers, computer networks, and computer resources:
- United States Copyright Office
- Copyright Basics, from the United States Copyright Office
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- Designation by Service Provider of Agent for Notification of Claims of Infringement — DMCA
- Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians
- Copyrighted Material, Office of Information Technology, The University of Alabama
- Policies, Office of Information Technology, The University of Alabama