Representation & Policy

ALPSP Representation and ALPSP Policy Bulletin

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World map colourful graphicALPSP works to represent the views of the scholarly publishing community, and not-for-profit publishers in particular, through a range of policy work. We monitor and assess the impact of public consultations and changes to law worldwide to assist our members in adapting to legislative changes and the wider political environment. Work in this area includes:

  • Summary briefings on key public consultations
  • Outlines of the latest policy developments and how they may affect members
  • Representation of the issues that not-for-profit publishers face to politicians and other stakeholder groups
  • Survey of members to gain input on areas of interest
  • Responses to public consultations on behalf of members.

Browse the latest policy updates below. Members can login to read in full. 

ALPSP Policy Bulletin

Brought to you by the ALPSP Copyright Committee, this quarterly bulletin will bring you up to date on policy and legislation related topics.  Only available to ALPSP Members.

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Thursday 24 September 2020

ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 19: September 2020

Contents ALPSP submissions and statements Updates from Europe Impact of recent CJEU decision on data flows outside the UK/EU Update on the UK collective licensing response to COVID-19 Supplemental links to select RRO responses to COVID-19 ... read more

Monday 01 June 2020

ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 18: June 2020

Contents COVID-19: Force majeure & frustration Extended copyright licensing during the pandemic CCC launches Education Continuity License Response to OSTP Request for Information Open Library and the Emergency Library US Copyright Offi... read more

Wednesday 06 May 2020

Response to OSTP Request for Information

The Copyright Committee (CC) of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has submitted a response to the request for information and to engage in the dialogue on public access to federally funded research. read more

Monday 17 February 2020

ALPSP Policy Bulletin, Issue 17: February 2020

ALPSP members only: Tom Kabinet – good news for ebooks publishers! UKRI Review into Open Access, Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property, Copyright after Brexit ALA submits report on publishers to anti-competition investigation, USMCA... read more

Wednesday 13 November 2019

ALPSP Policy Bulletin: Issue 16, November 2019

ALPSP members only: US News Update, Copyright Exhaustian, UKRI Review on Open Access,, Audible Captions questioned and other policy news. read more