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20/05/2016

Repeal of S52 of the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 This has been a contentious development to the legislation, one which is still rumbling on, despite the UK Government having published its response to the final consultation and once again...

The PA and ALPSP hosted debate: Brexit, and the potential impact on Academic Publishing

Event (multiple dates) - Introduced by Audrey McCulloch, CEO of ALPSPRichard Mollet of The RELX Group chairs a conversation with Andy Robinson, Wiley, and Richard Fisher, academic  and policy correspondent UK Publishing is a world leader in scientific and scholarly research...

29/09/2016

ALPSP and The PA to host debate on Brexit and academic publishing at Frankfurt Book Fair

ALPSP and The PA are to host a debate on the impact of Brexit on academic publishing at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. Thursday 20 October 2016, 10:30 to 11:00 am, Publishing Perspectives Stage, Hall 6.0, Frankfurt Book Fair. Audrey McCulloch, CEO of ALPSP will introduce a panel including...

22/09/2016

Brexit Briefing - September 2016

Introduction In the referendum that took place in the UK on Thursday 23 June 2016, it was decided by a small majority the UK should leave the European Union. It is still uncertain what the medium or long-term implications will be. We will keep a close eye on developments and update you as and...

Expanding Public Access to Academic Content: An update from the Access to Research initiative

Event (multiple dates) - Date and Time  Wednesday 5 October 2016, online at 11:00 - 12:00 BST (London) / 12:00-13:00 CEST (Europe)* *Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar at this time, you may register and receive a recording to view later. Overview The Access to Research...

26/08/2016

ALPSP member briefing on the EU VAT consultation

Background Under current EU VAT rules, electronic publications must be taxed at the national standard rate, while for printed publications Member States are allowed to apply reduced or even super-reduced and zero VAT rates. The European Commission is now considering reforming these rules; in...

13/05/2016

Changes in EU Data Protection Laws – the wait is over!

Sarah Fricker, Institute of Physics On 14 April, the (the “GDPR”) passed final approval in the European Parliament. For four long years, we have been waiting for this law which is designed to harmonise levels of data protection in all 28 EU member states. It is also intended to make...

19/08/2016

Extension of copyright term for industrially manufactured artistic works - who will this affect?

Shireen Peermohamed, Harbottle & Lewis This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Section 52 of the UK's Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 will be repealed on 28 July 2016. The effect of this will be to extend the...

18/08/2016

The Marrakesh Treaty

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. The Marrakesh Treaty was agreed and signed in June 2013, with the purpose of improving access to published works for those with print disabilities. Such...

17/08/2016

China Passes Overseas NGO Management Law

Andrew Tein, Wiley This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Headline Since mid-2015, the Chinese government has been considering legislation that would potentially restrict the ability of learned and professional societies to...