The Copyright Law
To avoid infringing on the rights of authors and publishers, faculty, staff, and students
need to be aware of the Copyright
Law of Hong Kong. Information on City
University of Hong Kong Intellectual Property Policy is also available.
You may still use photocopies as course reserve materials provided that you have cleared
copyright for the photocopies concerned. You may try to request for a permission from a
publisher, if the publisher is the copyright owner, to reproduce copyrighted works as
part of the course materials. In many cases, permission will be granted by the copyright
owner with or wothout a fee. The following information may offer some assistance to you
on obtaining copyright:
- For English language materials, information on publisher, ISBN, etc. may be found at
Bowker's Books in Print (for books) and
International Periodicals Directory (for journals).For Chinese language materials
published in China, publishers' information may be found in the book 圖書發行工作手冊
(Call number Z462.5 .T825 2002). For those published in Taiwan, publishers' information
may be found in the book 中華民國臺灣地區出版機構名錄 (Call number Z464.T4 Z5662).
You can usually pay a fee to the copyright owner in order to use the
materials. Clearance charges varies from publishers to publishers. A
Requesting Permission to Reproduce Copyrighted Material has been attached
here for your reference.
- The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC),
a commercial service, is one of the places where you can pay for the copyright fees
and obtain permission from a variety of copyright owners and publishers.