Get set for Fair Dealing Week

Kyle K Courtney discusses Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week with Jane and Chris (YouTube video)

As regular followers of this blog will know, we are big fans of both fair dealing and Kyle K Courtney – Copyright Advisor at Harvard. We are therefore thrilled to be supporting the first concerted effort to celebrate Kyle’s Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week in the UK. 

Fair Dealing Week runs from 21st-25th February 2022. It provides opportunities for everyone in the education, research and cultural heritage communities to learn more about this valuable framework, as basics concepts, along with best practice, will be explored by copyright scholars and practitioners. 

Along with colleagues in the ALT Copyright and Online Learning Special Interest Group (CoOLSIG), we have compiled a list of events listed below that both celebrate and provide information about the UK’s important framework of copyright fair dealing exceptions. Everyone with an interest in understanding more about how copyright works in practice is encouraged to attend these free online events.

UK Fair Dealing week events

Friday 18th February

  • A preview of the week ahead at the monthly ALT CoOL SIG copyright and online learning webinar. Jane Secker and Chris Morrison will be joined by others from the UK copyright community who are hosting events and giving a flavour of what’s to come, along with the usual copyright news and other regular features. This will take place at 11:00am (GMT) in the usual Blackboard Collaborate Classroom.

Monday 21st February

  • The online launch event is being hosted by Chris Morrison and Dr Jane Secker. With Kyle K Courtney, Dr Emily Hudson at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), 6-7.30pm (GMT) on Zoom. The launch event will present the basic principles of Fair Dealing in the UK and focus on best practice, along with directing attendees to shared resources, including new guidance from the IALS.  Book here.

Wednesday 23rd February

Thursday 24th February

  • SCURL Copyright and Other Legal group, Fair Dealing Coffee Morning. The Challenge of Using Copyright Exceptions for Global Online Teaching with Debbie McDonnell, British Council. 10-11am (GMT). This informal online event will be kick started with a presentation from Debbie, where the challenges around using the Fair Dealing exceptions outside the UK will be explored, along with assessing the associated risk, and best practice. This will be followed up with Q&A/ discussion session.  More details and booking.

  • Bloomsbury Learning Exchange (BLE) Fair Dealing Panel Discussion. Primarily aimed at BLE members, join librarians and learning technologists to discuss what fair dealing means in practice. Held online. 2.30-4pm (GMT) Please contact to book a place.


[with thanks to Greg Walters from Glasgow University for pulling together the list of events and writing the original blog post on which this is based]


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