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Copyright Information

As a member of the University’s faculty, staff, or student body, it is important that you become aware of the many issues surrounding copyright laws, including fair use and copyright infringement. There have been lots of changes and developments in this area, especially regarding to the World Wide Web and other technological and multimedia applications.

Faculty should be aware of “fair use” guidelines as they apply to material being used for educational purposes. Part of fair use is restricting the audience for the copyrighted material to just members of the class it is being used in. This is especially important when you are putting fair use material on a web site. Information Technology has created a Web-based tool that will help you restrict all or part of your site to help you fulfill fair use guidlines. Please read the Web Protection FAQ to see if this applies to you.

Security Alerts

Extortion Email Schemes

The FBI has released a public service announcement regarding extortion attempts via email. From the PSA: The recipients are told that personal information, such as their name, phone number, address, credit... Read More

Phishing Email: “IT DESK”

Some users may have received an email with the subject “IT DESK” yesterday evening. As always, be on the lookout for any email that may be attempting to steal your... Read More

Phishing Attack Titled “RE: PASSWORD MANAGER”

Early this afternoon, some faculty and staff received an email titled: “RE: PASSWORD MANAGER” This is an attempt to steal usernames and passwords and possibly infect your system with malicious code. Keep in mind... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Disaster Recovery Exercise May 15 – 22

The University of Alabama has an off-campus, disaster-recovery data center in a secure facility in Atlanta. On May 15th, the Office of Information Technology will begin a disaster-recovery exercise and... Read More

myBama, Banner, and Services Unavailable April 24

The Office of Information Technology will be installing the quarterly Oracle patch on Sunday, Apr. 24, from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The following services will not be available during... Read More

Banner Unavailable on Sunday, April 17

OIT will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, April 17th, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. myBama will be available during the upgrade, but channels that connect to... Read More

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.