Exceptions, Fair Dealing and Reuse

This sections covers uses of copyright material under permitted acts in law.  Copyright law gives certain rights to those who wish to reuse copyright material.  These are known as exceptions to copyright, and we cover the ones which can be used in the UK.

In 2014 there were significant changes to UK copyright law in order to bring it up to date with technological and economic changes.  These updates covered exceptions for: education and teaching, research, people with disabilities, libraries, and more.

Many exceptions to copyright are subject to a principle of fair dealing being applied.  We discuss how this important principle can apply in UK law, and how you can make a reasoned judgement regarding your own use.

Fair Dealing

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Copyright Exceptions

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Creative Commons

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Images - Flowchart of use

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Using images and other media

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Where to find reusable images

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