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Copyright and Fair Use at XJTLU Library

Fair Use of Print Books

XJTLU staff and students are allowed to copy any copyright work under Copyright Law of People’s Republic of China and Regulation on the Protection of the Right to Communicate Works to the Public over Information Networks (2013 Revision) for research and private study without having to get the right’s holder’s permission.


  • Referring to Judicial practice, copying of a print book (non-poetry works) is no more than 2500 words or 1/10 of the book.
  • No more than 10,000 words repeated copying from one work.

Fair Use of Ebooks

Prior to using any third party content including downloading/printing or copying from an eBook you should seek to locate a copyright and or usage statement from the author/creator or publisher associated with the page.Licences vary from eBook to eBook depending on the publisher and the supplier sites.

It is suggested that contact the copyright owner to obtain permissions in order to use a large amount of the contents in the copyrighted work.