UK Launch of Fair Dealing week

UK Launch of Fair Dealing week
21 February 2022, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Online (via Zoom)


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 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 scholar Dr Emily Hudson from King’s College London who will share initial findings from her research into quotation norms in the publishing industry which she undertook along with Professor Tanya Aplin.  

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.

Draft Programme

18.00-18.10 Introduction and welcome from Carl Director of IALS

18.10-18.30pm Introducing Fair Dealing Week in the UK - Dr Jane Secker and Chris Morrison with Kyle K Courtney

18.30-19.00 Researching Quotation Norms with Dr Emily Hudson, Kings College London

19.00-19.30 Panel discussion with all above speakers


Dr Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer Educational Development, City University of London

Chris Morrison, Copyright, Licensing and Policy Manager at the University of Kent

Kyle K Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard University

Dr Emily Hudson, Reader in Law, King’s College London

Chair: Professor Carl Stychin, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and professor of law

Please note that registration for this event will close 24 hours in advance. Details about how to join the virtual event will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.


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