In general, copyright is the right given to the owner of an original work, it is an automatic right for the creator (author). Often, the author then sells it on; for example, a composer sells the copyright to a recording company like Sony.
|Who is the Copyright Owner?||The Author of the work|
** Copyrighted works on internet are protected by copyright law
|Copyright last for?||Usually 50 years after the creator of the work dies|
Source: Intellectual Property Department (https://www.ipd.gov.hk/en/copyright/what-is-copyright/index.html)
Copyright law in HK - Copyright Ordinance (Cap. 528)
All people are both information creators and users. Here you will learn about
HKUST's Intellectual Property Policy provides information about how IP is administered in regards to information and innovations created by HKUST staff and students.
There is an FAQ: https://okt.hkust.edu.hk/faq
Copyright and Other Legal Matters Advisory Committee (CLM) of International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
Making & Using Photocopies for Study & Research
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
Also see Copyright and Education on the HK IPD website.