Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration originating in the US and Canada and designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing.
While fair dealing is employed on a daily basis by students, academics, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyright-protected material, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is a time to promote and discuss the opportunities presented, celebrate successful stories and explain the doctrine.
Jane Secker and Chris Morrison, co-founders of copyrightliteracy.org will chair the launch event hosted by IALS for the UK’s first co-ordinated Fair Dealing Week. They will be joined by Kyle K. Courtney—lawyer, librarian, Copyright Advisor at Harvard University and originator of Fair Use week in the US in 2014—to set the scene and provide an overview of the legal provisions.
We will then hear from leading intellectual property scholars Professor Tanya Aplin and Dr. Emily Hudson from King’s College London who will share initial findings from their research into quotation norms in the publishing industry.
The speakers will then take part in a panel discussion which will identify the challenges and opportunities in taking advantage of fair dealing and fair use in different areas of creative activity.
The launch event will present the basic principles of the concept of Fair Dealing in the UK and will highlight some of the events happening elsewhere as part of the first UK Fair Dealing Week. It will focus on best practice and will introduce the participants to the shared resources on fair dealing, including new guidance as part of the IALS Library LibGuides.
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.
CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois
Would you like to test your knowledge of fair use? Join us on Tuesday, February 22, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. CT for the Fair Use Gameshow. Your host, Sara Benson, copyright librarian, will quiz the audience with fun and challenging questions, and a panel of esteemed copyright experts will share their opinions and discuss the many nuances of fair use. The panel will include Melissa Ocepek, iSchool assistant professor; Pia Hunter, College of Law access librarian and online learning consultant; and Barbara Kaplan, College of Law faculty outreach librarian. For more information and to register, visit the event page.
University of Kent
About this event
For the first time the University of Kent will be taking part in Fair Dealing Week – a celebration of the flexibility in copyright law that allows creative reuse of copyright material. We will demonstrate how research, education and engagement at Kent are all underpinned by a copyright literacy strategy and associated policy which encourage Kent staff and students to make informed use of legal provisions.
This event will take place online (via MS Teams) from 17:00 to 18:30 GMT on Wednesday 23 February with the following draft programme:
- Introduction from Professor Richard Reece – Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education and Student Experience) University of Kent and Chair of the Copyright Steering Group
- The University of Kent Copyright Literacy Strategy and fair dealing – Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Specialist University of Kent
- A Journey of Creative Reuse in Filmmaking – Dr Richard Misek, Senior Lecturer University of Kent School of Arts and independent film maker
- Teaching Digital Arts students through games and play – Dr Alexandra Covaci, Lecturer University of Kent School of Engineering and virtual reality researcher
- Parody, pastiche, pandemic songs and copyright – Dr Ben Marsh, Reader University of Kent School of History and musical director of the Marsh Family internet sensation. In conversation with Chris Morrison and Dr Jane Secker (co-founders copyrightliteracy.org)
UC Irvine School of Law
On Thursday, February 24, the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic at UC Irvine School of Law launched its updated Fair Use Jurisprudence Project, with data on written fair use opinions going back to 2013 as well as abstracts of every written judicial opinion on fair use from 2019 through this week—over 130 abstracts—along with some preliminary analysis. This data builds on work we released during Fair Use Week 2021, and will be sortable by court, type of copyrighted work, and other variables.
*Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2022 will take place from February 21–25*
ARL will have guest blog posts throughout the week, cross-posted to the Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week site