Get set for UK Fair Dealing Week running from 21-25 February 2022

Fair Dealing week logo
Fair Dealing Week

The ALT Copyright and Online Learning Special Interest Group (CoOLSIG) are pleased to announce we will be coordinating a UK Fair Dealing week commencing 21-25 February 2022. This follows on from last year’s Fair Use/ Fair Dealing week which ran across USA, Canada and other jurisdictions in February 2021, led and devised by Kyle K. Courtney (Harvard University).

The purpose of the UK Fair Dealing week, is to not only celebrate and raise awareness of this important legal framework, but through discussion, events, and success stories, celebrate the opportunities it presents.

Launch Event and how to get involved

We are planning to kick start the week with an online launch event during the evening of the 21st February, so please watch this space for more details coming soon.

UK Fair Dealing can’t be fully explored in a singular event or resource, given the scope of the framework and the UK copyright exceptions its connected to and this is where you come in. If you would like to be involved in the week, then why not consider delivering your own Fair Dealing event at your own institution or writing a blog post? There are numerous ways individuals can choose to participate in Fair Dealing week, & for further examples, please view this page with more ideas.

Methods of how you can share and promote your resources or online events will be made available in due course. Do drop us a line if you are looking for ideas though.

N.B, when developing resources for the UK Fair Dealing week, please refer to the Fair Use brand guide.


  1. As it happens I am speaking on Wednesday 23rd at an international conference on issues for philatelic libraries. I’m talking on the subject of exceptions. Does that count as a contribution to your week?



  2. Hi Charles. Sounds great and definitely one to add to the list we are going to pull together. You could use the Fair Dealing week logo on your slides as well and register the event on the main Fair Use week website.


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