Approval of the “National Special Permission” Status of the Renmin University of China Books and Newspapers Data Centre to Duplicate Works Already Published in Periodical Publications.
Received and read incoming correspondence from RUC number 23, dated 7 August 1985
Taking into consideration that your school since the foundation of the Books and Newspapers Data Organization, has always conducted collecting, arranging and supplying work of domestic Chinese-language periodical data, directly for the purpose of research and education service, and moreover has already officially changed name to Books and Newspapers Data Centre, we approve the requests in the incoming correspondence. Henceforth, the abovementioned Centre enjoys “National Special Permission” status for the duplication of works already published in periodical publications, may do so without approval of the author, and without paying remuneration to him, but should clearly indicate full name of the author, name of the work and source, and should also respect other rights the author enjoys as stipulated in Article 5 of the “Trial Regulations for the Copyright Protections of Books and Periodicals”.
According to the suggestion discussed between our Administration and your School, the abovementioned Centre enjoys “National Special Permission”, but must still execute the following three conditions to the letter.
1: Apart from organizing material for subscribers, free information and counsel services must be organised free of charge for all social science workers, and at any time, the material duplications stored in the abovementioned Centre must be offered;
2: For duplication of data, only the net cost may be received, service fees should be reasonable, the abovementioned Centre cannot change into a profit-making organ;
3: Concerning “Duplicated Periodical Materials”, a specimen should be sent as a gift to the author of the duplicated work, and thereby informed by letter. You may notify the content of this letter to relevant work units.