Answered By: Gabor Feuer
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2017     Views: 1

Systematic or excessive downloading of the library’s digital resources either manually or using automated programs and archiving the downloaded content in any format is prohibited. 

Please comply with these conditions of use and licensing restrictions for Library-subscribed e-resources (adapted from CUHK)


Our general licence terms and database specific license information can be found in our licensing database.

Please adhere to these general principles

Authorized users may use the content of e-resources only for teaching, private study or research purposes.
Authorized users may download, save, copy or print a reasonable, insubstantial portion of the content of an e-resource in compliance with prevailing copyright laws.


Systematic/excessive downloading from an e-resource
Archiving of downloaded materials on local servers without permission
Posting downloaded materials to a listserv, on a website or to an email list
Redistributing downloaded materials to or sharing passwords with unauthorized users
Reselling, redistributing or republishing of any journal text, output, search results, or other information in any form or medium


Systematic downloading/copying of an "excessive" portion of a resource either manually or by using robots, spiders, or other automated programs, and archiving the downloaded content in any format or medium is strictly prohibited. Examples:

Continuously downloading one article after another
Continuously downloading tables of contents, search results, citations or output
Downloading the entire issues or volumes of an e-journal
Downloading the entire contents of an e-book or multimedia resource


Once the publishers/vendors notice abnormal activities, they will require the Library to warn the user concerned and may even cut off access to the particular e-resource from the entire University community!!
The entire contents of all Library-subscribed e-resources are also protected by the copyright law. Users are fully responsible for any legal consequences arising from excessive downloading or infringement of prevailing copyright laws.

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