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Abuse of Electronic Resources [Warning]

The copyright for all electronic resources (e-resources) and their contents, accessible from the Waseda University Libraries, are inherent to their authors and/or service providers and protected by the copyright laws of Japan as well as the international treaty on copyrighted materials. Access to such resources is limited to the faculty, staff, and students of Waseda University, unless specified otherwise. Users have the responsibility for adhering to the set regulations, terms, and conditions for making use of each service.

It has been confirmed that the University user violated the rules and conditions of use for the following e-resource contracted by the University.

  • Database: Nikkei BP
  • Date: 8th May 2021
  • Details: Bulk download in a short time with “DownThemAll!”.

With regard to this inappropriate use of service, Waseda University will investigate the cause and continue to provide thorough service guidance so as not to cause the same situation in the future.

As shown by “User Instructions for E-resources”, some behaviors below are forbidden.

  • To download data through automatic programming
  • To download a large volume of data in short period of time by hand
  • Systematic downloading of specified journals

If an inappropriate use of the service is confirmed, the service providers may issue a warning and/or suspend the services to the entire University, and also it may develop into a situation that could have a great impact on our research and educational activities.

Once again, please refer to the following guidelines and the user instructions on the Waseda E-resource Portal before using e-resources and continue to be cautious of using e-resources properly. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

User Instructions for E-resources

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