‘Fair dealing’ is a legal term used to decide if the use of copyrighted material is legal or if it is breaking copyright law.
Fair dealing is governed by Sections 29 and 30 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. The following occasions are when fair dealing is a legitimate defence:
As there is no statutory definition of fair dealing, you should ask yourself if your use of the work is fair and honest.
Factors you should consider when deciding if using a particular work is fair dealing include: