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ReadingList@HKUL: Copyright issues

Copyright issues

  • What copyright responsibilities apply to resources I add to my Reading List?

    You are responsible for ensuring that resources added to your reading list comply with fair dealing provisions for the purposes of giving or receiving instruction (Cap. 528 Copyright Ordinance s.41A). General information about copyright in teaching and learning is available from the Libraries’ website.

  • Can I upload PDF files of journal articles or book chapters to my Reading List?

    If these are already available through library subscribed electronic resources, you can simply add links to the recommended e-articles or e-books throughout your reading list. If the Libraries does not have electronic version of these, please ensure that the scanned copies you uploaded comply with fair dealing provisions for the purposes of giving or receiving instruction (Cap. 528 Copyright Ordinance s.41A). Make sure that when publishing your Reading List, you publish only to “Course students” so that only students enrolled in your course can see the list and access those materials.

  • Can I upload my own teaching materials, e.g. PowerPoint files, course notes, etc. to my Reading List?

    Yes, if you are the author of these course materials. We also suggest you publish only to “Course students” when publishing your Reading List if you do not wish these to be visible in the public list of ReadingList@HKUL.