Copyright and Multimedia Materials
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Multimedia materials include the sound recordings, video recordings, films, and broadcast or cable programmes that are included in the Library's collections.

Private Study and Research

  • In accordance with Section 38 of the Copyright Ordinance, individuals may use copyrighted works (including but not limited to multimedia materials) to a reasonable extent, for private study or research.

Teaching and Learning

  • Teachers and students may play or show a multimedia item borrowed from the Library (including but not limited to recorded broadcast programmes) for the purpose of giving or receiving instruction.

Online Teaching and Learning

  • Teachers and students may upload a reasonable portion of copyrighted works (including but not limited to multimedia items) to the University intranet for the purpose of giving or receiving instruction, provided that:

    • All criteria for fair dealing are met
    • Security measures (e.g. requiring login with username and password) are adopted
    • Access is restricted to users enrolled in a specified course of study
    • The copyrighted works are hosted on the University intranet for a period not exceeding twelve consecutive months

School Performances

  • The playing or performing of a dramatic or musical work by teachers, students, or any other person in a school performance is permitted, providing that the activity takes place on the University premises and is not open to the general public.