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Copyright: Introduction

Provides information on copyright for HKUST students & staff

HKUST Intellectual Property Policy

You are an information creator, as well as a consumer.

HKUST's Intellectual Property Policy  provides information about how IP is administered  in regards to information and innovations created by HKUST staff and students. 


Teaching & Research in Hong Kong

Making & Using Photocopies for Study & Research

HKUST Library Statement on Copyright

  • Personal
  • Private Study, Research, & Instruction
  • Reasonable extent
  • "Should not conflict with a normal exploitation of a work by the copyright owner nor unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of the copyright owner"

Guidelines on the Use of Photocopies in Classroom Instruction

Check out Guidelines for Photocopying of Printed Works by Not-for-profit Educational Establishments,  available from the Intellectual Property Department of Hong Kong and their  FAQ

  • 3-day rule
  • No more than 27 instances in a year per course
  • No more than 15 articles from the same newspaper title for one course in any one acade

Also see Copyright and Education on the HK IPD website.

Fair Dealing & Fair Use

The Fair Dealing for Instruction tab of this guide will help

Fair Dealing - Guide from the University of Leeds

Copyright and Fair Use, Stanford University Libraries



Patent Information Library Guide

This LibGuide provides general information about patent such as what is a patent, where to apply it in China, Europe, Hong Kong SAR and USA.  It also lists the useful databases and internet resources.

Copyright User's Rights & Licensing Organizations

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