Electronic Resources Copyright Warning

  1. This service is only provided to the authorized users of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library.

  2. Complying with the copyright regulations, users may download, save, or print reasonable portion of text, search results, or other information from these resources solely for study or research purposes.

  3. Altering, recompiling, systematic or programmatic and continuous downloading/ copying (for example, downloading entire or most of the journal issues), reselling, redistributing, publishing or republishing of any journal text, output, search results, or other information in any form or medium is strictly prohibited.

  4. The entire contents of the journals or databases are protected by copyright of the publishers.

  5. The use of Library-subscribed e-resources are governed by license agreements which prohibit access via robotic tools.

  6. Warning:

    • Users are fully responsible for any legal consequences arising from infringement of applicable copyright laws.
    • The University has the right to hold the user liable on an indemnity basis for any claims, liabilities, costs and damages the University may suffer as a result of any infringement.
    • The Library will suspend the users’ remote access to all e-resources.

To learn more about the copyright legislation in Hong Kong.