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27/09/2016

PLS launches enhanced permissions management services

Publishers to "save time and maximise revenues" from in-bound permissions requests PLS will be officially launching an enhanced suite of permissions management services at this years’ Frankfurt Book Fair. Many publishers waste time and lose revenues because their processes for managing...

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...

10/08/2016

EU Competiveness Council conclusions

Gemma Hersh, Elsevier This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. The EU Council of Competitiveness Ministers, under the Dutch Presidency of the EU, has adopted conclusions “on the transition towards an open science...

10/08/2016

Data Protection Privacy Shield

Sarah Fricker, Institute of Physics   This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Since the October 2015 decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), that the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework as a means for...

08/08/2016

Brexit and the GDPR – what now?

Shireen Peermohamed, Harbottle & Lewis This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. Until the recent referendum outcome, all UK businesses that process personal data, including the majority of the publishing industry, were...

27/05/2016

Consumer Rights Act 2015

Sarah Fricker, IOP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “Act”) came into force in the UK on 1 October 2015. It requires businesses which provide goods and services to consumers to give certain types of information....

25/05/2016

US Internet Policy Taskforce Releases Whitepaper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages

Darla Henderson, American Chemical Society This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 At the beginning of 2016, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force released a White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages. Designed to be a...

16/05/2016

European Union – Digital Single Market

Duncan Campbell, Wiley Given everything that has been going on in Brussels over the past few weeks, it’s good to see things returning to normal. Even the tube stations have all re-opened. As far as the Digital Single Market is concerned, the copyright piece (which is likely to be of...

11/05/2016

EU-US Privacy Shield

Shireen Peermohamed, Harbottle & Lewis In February this year, the European Commission (Commission) announced that agreement had been reached with the US on the terms of a new framework for transatlantic data transfers named the ‘EU-US Privacy Shield’ (the Privacy Shield). The...