Under the Copyright Ordinance, it is permissible to play or show a literary, dramatic or musical work, a sound recording, film, broadcast or cable programme without infringing copyright if the following conditions are all met:
With the “fair dealing” exemption, teachers are allowed to produce a short clip of sound or video recording (e.g. a film) and incorporate them into their teaching materials for use in a specified course of study provided by an educational establishment. The “fair dealing” exemption can also be applied by students for learning purpose as long as the relevant fair dealing criteria are fulfilled. The title of the film, the producer and the principal director must be acknowledged.
Please also refer to the following relevant sources for additional information:
Duplication of multimedia and non-print materials by the users in the Library is strictly prohibited. A warning notice is posted on audio-visual materials in the Library.