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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 Section 52 of the UK's Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 will be repealed on 28 July 2016.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...

25/08/2016

Cancer Moonshot

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Launched by Joe Biden (US Vice President) and the US Department of Commerce’s US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 29 June 2016, the Cancer Moonshot...

23/08/2016

Australian Elections

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. The results of the recent Federal elections in Australia remain unresolved. At the time of writing, a re-count is under way in the Australian Division of Herbert...

18/08/2016

Wellcome guidelines and requirements

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. As some of you may be aware, there are rumours that the Wellcome Trust is about to release guidelines that it expects publishers to adhere to, in order to receive...

15/08/2016

OA in Norway

Gemma Hersh, Elsevier This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Guidelines have been published recommending a direction of travel for open access in Norway. These guidelines were drafted by a working group, chaired by Torkel...