Important notes for CREATE! users

Online reservation of CREATE! service is unavailable (except 3D Printing). Please contact our staff at the IT Help Desk for assistance upon your arrival. In order to maintain a safe and pleasant environment, the CREATE! room can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons at a time only. Hence, we may allow the core user who made the reservation for entrance only.


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.

Obtaining Copyright

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 Ulrich's 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 Sample Letter 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.