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Copyright: Canvas (LMS)

Provides information on copyright for HKUST students & staff


Your Own Content

You may use and share and post as you wish, within the framework of HKUST's IP Policy.

Other's Work Must be in the Public Domain, Licensed, or used as  "Fair Dealing"

Fair Dealing: The Copyright Ordinance of Hong Kong allows instructors and students at non-profit education institutions like HKUST to use copyright works up to a "reasonable amount" for education purposes on the condition that such usage is considered fair dealing as provided in Section 41A of the Copyright Ordinance. The Fair Dealing tab of this guide provides more information.

Uploading content

When uploading the "reasonable amount" for the purposes of instruction onto an intranet, like HKUST’s learning management system (LMS), Canvas, you must fulfill the following requirements.

  1. Acknowledge the source of the material properly;

  2. Adopt access controls, such as logins and passwords and disseminate material on a need-to-know basis (i.e. only accessible to a specific group of staff or students for a limited time); and

  3. Ensure that the maximum uploading period of the material does not exceed a consecutive period of 12 months.



Please contact HKUST's representative on the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) Copyright Committee, Ms. Victoria F. Caplan (Extn. 6756; if you have further questions.


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