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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

February 20th, 2015: OIT is aware of an email based virus infection that seems to be spreading and changing through embedded executables in zip file attachments.  We are working on... Read More

February 10th, 2015: You may have received the email titled: “Document Important. ” (image below) This message contains a malicious attachment labeled: [ doc9218_pdf.zip\doc9218_pdf.scr ]. In most situations,... Read More

January 15th, 2015: Employees beware as there are phishing scams that are trying to steal your pay check through emails. Click here for additional information on how to avoid this... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Acrobat Adobe DC is Here

April 21, 2015 – Adobe has released Acrobat DC, the upgrade to Acrobat Pro XI.  OIT supported users can contact the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu or 348-5555 to request... Read More

April 13th, 2015- As we continue the work transitioning all network services to the new campus network,  OIT is implementing a new method to administer and install network printers.  We... 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.