The Copyright Law of the Peoples’ Republic of China (2010 revised version) mainly governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that “a small amount of photocopying or reproduction” is permitted to be “used for teaching and learning or research”, not to be “used for publishing or profit.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
In general, in determining fair use there are four factors: