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28/05/2014

Committees

Meet the ALPSP members who serve as volunteers on our committees

31/08/2021

ALPSP Copyright Committee responds to IPO Consultation on exhaustion of IP rights.

The IPO launched this consultation on 7 June, running it for 7 weeks and asking for businesses, representative organisations, creators, and consumers for their contribution.

Understanding Copyright - Virtual classroom - 11 & 12 November

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out when this course is running next. It is available as a virtual in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. This training will be delivered in a virtual...

Licensing your Content - Virtual classroom - 9 & 10 December - FULLY BOOKED

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running in 2021. Dates to be announced soon. The course will be delivered in two sessions on 9 & 10 December at the following times: 9:00-12:00 EST (New York), 14:00-17:00 GMT (UK), 15:00-18:00 CET (Central...

Understanding Copyright Online Training

Event (multiple dates) - Booking has now closed. Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org if you have any questions. Time Online, (CEST 3.30pm-5.00pm, EDT 9.30am-11.00am, BST 2.30pm-4.00pm). Overview This online course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and...

Understanding Copyright Online

Event (multiple dates) - Online Training Time Online, (CET 3.30pm-5.00pm, EST 9.30am-11.00am, GMT 2.30pm-4.00pm). Overview This online course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing...

Understanding Copyright

Event (multiple dates) - This was an excellent course; a dynamic, whistlestop tour but thoroughly enjoyable! I’d highly recommend this to anyone in the industry. Pippa’s fantastic!” Angela Bianchi, SAGE Publishing This course has been converted to online training for...

Licensing your Content

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact melissa.marshall@alpsp.org to find out if this course is running in 2020. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org for details. Overview Licensing content has rapidly become a key...

01/07/2019

Legal Deposit of non-print items - consultation

The Joint Committee on Legal Deposit (JCLD) 2018 post-implementation review of the UK 2013 Non-Print Legal Deposit regulations was approved by Government in April 2019. Four areas were identified as requiring change. ALPSP members please log in to read the update provided by Chris Fell.

09/04/2019

UK Government publishes PIR

The Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013 has now been published by the UK Government.

02/11/2018

ALPSP Alert 258 November 2018 - Members only

This month's headines: EU approves VAT exemption on ebooks; PlanS discussions and explanations; STM 2018 report.

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

Event (multiple dates) - This course is available as in-house training (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting. If you would like to attend the open course, please register your interest with Melissa Marshall. Overview A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic...

29/08/2018

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 11: August 2018

ALPSP members. GDPR trends since May 2018; Special purposes and other exemptions under GDPR/Data Protection Act; European Copyright changes; California privacy law; US Senate passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act; US Copyright Office opposes rule changes for serial registrations; WIPO adopts...

30/05/2018

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 10: May 2018

ALPSP Members only. GDPR update; GDPR Right to be forgotten; Copyright: UK Brexit; EU Copyright Directive; Australia copyright consultation; Ireland updates copyright legislation; Geo-blocking; EU consultation on tackling illegal online content.

23/02/2018

Policy Bulletin Issue 9: February 2018

ALPSP Members only: US Copyright Office Exemptions; Compendium; recordation of copyright; New Copyright exceptions discussed at WIPO; SCL; Sanctions, Safe Harbour Bill to Australian Parliament; Geo-blocking ban; EU Directive update, GDPR & ePrivacy.

17/11/2017

Kudos launches solution to illegal sharing of copyright content

Kudos has announced the launch of its shareable PDF solution, which helps publishers prevent copyright infringement and reclaim lost usage from sharing of research articles on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs).

Licensing your Content

Event (multiple dates) - Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out if this course is running in 2018. If you are interested in running this in-house contact amanda.whiting@alpsp.org - this option is available to ALPSP members only. Overview Licensing content has...

22/02/2016

Straightforward Permissions with PLSclear

PLSclear is a service from the Publishers Licensing Society, which simplifies the permissions process, ensuring it wastes less time. Start searching now.

17/11/2016

Useful Services: PLSclear - managing requests to reuse extracts of your titles

Most publishers do not have specialist staff to handle “permissions requests” - adhoc requests to copy extracts or quotes from your titles. This means handling permissions often becomes a frustrating and inefficient task, taking up time when you could be doing something else. This...

Licensing your Content

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running again in 2017. Please contact Melissa Marshall for dates. For in-house enquiries (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting.  Overview Licensing content has rapidly become a key component of the academic publishing environment...

Understanding Copyright

Event (multiple dates) - This course will be running again in 2017. Please contact Melissa Marshall for dates. For in-house enquiries (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting.  Overview This course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

22/08/2016

What do researchers think of TDM?

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 3: July 2016. Sign up to receive future issues here. One of the reasons given for the demand for changes to copyright legislation, which will supposedly facilitate text and data mining, is the huge demand in...

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...

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...

28/05/2016

The right Rights?

Ruth Tellis and Clare Hodder - Rights2 Consultants This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 An alternative view of the London Book Fair The London Book Fair is one of our industry’s biggest rights showcase, sales and trading event, this year seemed busier...

26/05/2016

Cost benefit analysis of copyright exceptions in Australia

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 An inquiry by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) in 2012-2013 resulted in a recommendation for the introduction of a new copyright exception, based on the US fair-use exception. However, the...

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...

24/05/2016

The Making Available Right in the United States: A Report of the Register of Copyrights

Susann Brailey, American Institute of Physics This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 Two years in the making, the final report entitled, The Making Available Right in the United States: A Report of the Register of Copyrights, was released by the U.S. Copyright...

23/05/2016

Google books v Authors Guild

Audrey McCulloch, ALPSP This article features in the ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016 The US Supreme Court has denied the leave to appeal requested by the Authors Guild, in their long-running case against Google. This means that the scanning of books that Google completed without...

29/04/2016

ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 2: April 2016

The latest issue of the quarterly ALPSP Policy Bulletin is now available to all members and is packed with fascinating articles looking at current issues in the scholarly publishing world. Contents include: EU to Consider Open Access and Science Conclusions in May 2016 EU-US Privacy...

31/10/2008

Scholarly Publishing Practice 3 2008

This is the third in a series of ALPSP surveys undertaken to establish current scholarly publishing practices, designed to track changes in policy and practice since 2000, as online publishing has matured. The survey was conducted of 400 journal publishers, both commercial and not-for-profit...

29/01/2016

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 1: January 2016

ALPSP has launched the first in a series of quarterly policy bulletins for its members. Compiled by our Government Affairs and Copyright Sub-Committees, the bulletin will aim to bring members up to date on a range of policy related topics. Future issues will record what’s been happening and...

31/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 190 - March 2013

This issue includes open access updates from the US, Australia and the UK. The House of Lords, OSTP Directive and FASTR Bill get a mention. There's news from AIP Publishing, De Gruyter, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Macmillan, Nature, NISO, SciVal, Wiley and Readcube. Legal items include copyright...

27/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 188 - January 2013

This issue of ALPSP Alert reported on fake reviewers and fake authors, journal price rises, a new DOI agency in China and the Penguin Apple dispute. There were articles on predatory publishers and Beall's list and open access updates on history journals, the European Commission, Germany and the...

10/01/2002

Licensing Journal Electronic Rights to Aggregators

Publishers have numerous and varied routes for disseminating their journal content electronically. A publisher may wish to host its material just on its own server, or it may choose to make its material available more widely by making arrangements with other hosting organisations. These third...

25/11/2001

Licensing Business Models for eJournals

A potentially unlimited number of models could be used to price electronic licences – however, in practice the number of variables is limited. This advice note provides an overview of the key licensing business models for eJournals. It was written by Sally Morris in November 2001.

14/12/2014

Granting Permissions

Scholarly publishers will always be in receipt of requests from third parties who wish to reproduce their content. Ensuring such requests are handled effectively and efficiently will help keep workloads manageable, ensure the business has an accurate record of where its content has been licensed...

12/12/2014

Seeking Permissions

Obtaining permissions to use third party content can be a daunting experience. This article provides an overview of the process, considering when permission may be required and how permissions are sought and obtained. This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not...

11/12/2014

Copyright in Scholarly Publications

Scholarly publications are made up of an array of copyright material and publishers should ensure that they have not only acquired the full spectrum of rights they will need in order to publish their books or journals successfully, but also to ensure they have good records of the rights they have...

08/12/2014

Copyright: An Overview

This advice note gives an overview of copyright in the UK and also contains a section highlighting the key differences in copyright protection between the UK and the US.    This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not provision of legal advice.  Independent legal...

26/08/2014

Licensing in China

The People’s Republic of China is a remote country with a vast population, but one which has progressed by leaps and bounds after a period divorced from contact with the west. How can UK academic publishers and learned societies tap into the market and are there pitfalls for the...

08/04/2014

UK Copyright Exceptions - April 2014

Following on from the Hargreaves Review of IP the UK Government has tabled new and amended exceptions to UK Copyright Law. This briefing summarizes the five Statutory Instruments (SIs) designed to amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) that have been tabled.

10/11/2013

Modernising Copyright in Ireland - November 2013

Following a consultation that took place in 2012, the Copyright Review Committee (CRC) in Ireland has produced its long-awaited report. The consultation would have been recognizable to anyone familiar with the review of copyright undertaken by Ian Hargreaves in the UK, and the title of the...

01/12/2012

UK Government Response to the Consultation on Copyright Exceptions - December 2012

The UK Government today (20 Dec 2012) released their response to the consultation on widening copyright exceptions. A press release was also circulated. Despite the recognition that the “UK already has a strong framework for supporting copyright works”, the Government still feels that there...

01/08/2012

Online infringement of copyright and the Digital Economy Act 2010 – Ofcom’s proposal to make by order a code for regulating the Initial Obligations - August 2012

The Digital Economy Act 2010 contained a section aiming to deal with online infringement of copyright. It inserted several paragraphs into the Communications Act 2003, which expand the functions of Ofcom to regulate a procedure to allow copyright owners to issue online infringement notifications...

10/07/2014

BIS Select Committee Hargreaves Inquiry - July 2012

House of Commons Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee: The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property: Where next? At the end of 2010, UK Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned Professor Ian Hargreaves to lead a Review of Intellectual Property (IP) and Growth....

09/04/2015

High Value Content: Big Data Meets Mega Text

Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures at Copyright Clearance Center explains how. Big data may be making headlines, but numbers don’t always tell the whole story.  Experts estimate that at least 80% of all data in any organization—not to mention in the World Wide Web...

03/11/2015

ALPSP Alert 222 - November 2015

This issue includes updates on ARL and SHARE, Google Scholar indexing OA books, Outsell, peer review, Think Check Submit campaign, Wellcome strategy, Open Library of the Humanities, ORCID, Springer, copyright exceptions and open access.

02/10/2000

Current Practice in Peer Review 2000

A combined ALPSP/EASE survey which aims to give a greater understanding of the peer review process in a variety of disciplines and to provide a set of agreed guidelines.

02/06/2003

Scholarly Publishing Practice 1 2003

ALPSP report on academic journal publishers’ policies and practices in online publishing'

01/11/2004

Aggregators and the Primary Journal 2004

An ALPSP Report on the Impact of Aggregated Databases on Primary Journals in the Academic Library Market and a Review of Publisher Practice

01/06/2006

Scholarly Publishing Practice 2 2005

This report, carried out by ALPSP, is a second major study of the policies and practices of 400 international academic journal publishers, both not-for-profit and commercial, drawn from the memberships of ALPSP and other major publishing associations.

11/10/2007

Guide to rights and royalties management software 2007

This guide offers an overview of the available rights and royalties software systems. It provides an introduction to rights and royalties and some of the trends in the field and looks at the potential benefits offered by software systems. It presents six publisher case-studies and identifies and...

02/09/2013

Scholarly Journals Publishing Practice. Academic journal publishers' policies and practices in online publishing. Fourth survey 2013

This international survey, the fourth in this research series from ALPSP, was undertaken to establish current scholarly publishing practices and assess changes in practice and policy across the industry