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Library Databases Terms and conditions of use


HKU Libraries have negotiated licenses with information providers, publishers and vendors of databases to lease access to data for the HKU community. Not all licenses read alike. Library users are reminded to read and observe the terms and conditions of use of each database as they use it. These are generally set out on the welcome page of the database, under “Terms & Conditions”, “Terms of Use”, “Conditions of Use”, “Terms of Access”, “User Agreement”, “Copyright”, or “License Agreement”, etc. General information on Prohibited Uses and Excessive Downloading can be found here. Failure to observe the terms will result in infringement of copyright and users will be liable for any damages resulting from such infringements.


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