Teachers can continue to post videos of themselves reading aloud from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, as well as her original fairy tale The Ickabog, to their students currently prevented from attending school again following the latest lockdown restrictions across the United Kingdom. This follows J.K. Rowling and her agents The Blair Partnership relaxing the usual copyright permissions required.

Teachers anywhere in the world who are having to teach remotely are permitted to post videos of themselves reading from Harry Potter books 1-7 and The Ickabog onto schools’ secure networks or closed educational platforms from today until 31st March 2021, at which point it will be reviewed.  A full set of Guidelines for Teachers are downloadable here for The Ickabog and Harry Potter books 1-7.