Instructors are encouraged to make use of the Library subscribed electronic resources in their teaching. They are welcome to embed the hyperlinks of those resources in their Canvas course pages, which allow instant online retrieval of the required materials by students.
Under the Hong Kong Copyright Ordinance (Cap. 528 s. 43), presenting, playing or showing of copyrighted works in the following manners is not considered an infringement of copyright:
For playing or showing of a sound recording, film, broadcast or cable programme in public or for any other purposes, users are advised to request the prior permission or consent from the copyright owners. Some of the materials may require further license from the licensing bodies. Users can refer to the Copyright Licensing Bodies Registry maintained by the Intellectual Property Department.
It is not infringing the copyright for instructors to upload a portion of copyright work for online access within the campus network for teaching purpose. In doing so, instructors should take the following measures:
Where an educational establishment has adopted the above measures, it is still necessary for teachers and students to deal with the copyright work in a “fair” manner in order to enjoy the “fair dealing” exemption.
Source of information: Intellectual Property Department’s FAQ on Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance 2007