It is important to be aware of what copyright is and what you can do when using materials for study, research and teaching.
Failure to comply with copyright law could lead to individual or institutional liability for infringements.
This guidance should not be regarded as legal advice or a complete representation of United Kingdom and Chinese legislation. Our aim is to be compliant with Chinese legislation and adopt UK good practices and standards.
The United Kingdom Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is available online. The latest version of the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China is available online. An outline of the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Intellectual Property in the People's Republic of China is available from the World Intellectual Property Organization. English language translations of the Chinese Copyright Law are available.