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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

September 8, 2015 – Increase in Phishing Attempts

OIT has found a large increase in the number of phishing attempts and compromised student accounts over the 24 hours. To avoid becoming a victim of phishing and to keep... Read More

Phishing Attack – August 27

UA has had a large-scale phishing email that went out to many faculty, staff, and students. The email can be seen below. OIT encourages any users who engaged with the site to... Read More

Phishing Attack – August 24

There is a wide spread phishing/scam attempt by someone impersonating the IT Service Desk and using a Crimson email address. You can view the email below. The University of Alabama will never... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Some Web Services Unavailable Morning of Sunday, September 27th

On Sunday, September 27th from 8am to 10am, OIT will be implementing datacenter network changes that will result in a brief outage of many web-connected services including myBama, StarRez, and... Read More

Full Network Outage – August 2nd

OIT will implement a full network outage on August 2nd from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in order to replace outdated routers. Access to the Internet and other network-dependent services... Read More

Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 26 upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will upgrade an Oracle system database and install the latest patches for it on Sunday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. No databases affecting... 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.