Representation & Policy

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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. To subscribe to the policy bulletin, please email admin@alpsp.org 

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Thursday 15 November 2018

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 12, November 2018

ALPSP Members only: Plan S Update; EU permits lower VAT rates on digital publications; Rights post-Brexit; UK & EU implementation of Marrakesh Treaty; EU Copyright Directive update; California updates and extends OA Policy read more

Wednesday 29 August 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... read more

Wednesday 30 May 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. read more

Friday 23 February 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. read more

Friday 17 November 2017

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 8: November 2017

For ALPSP members only: This issue includes: Scholarly Communications Licence; Data Protection; Competition Law; Australian Copyright; Congress Section 108; German requirement for OA and US Copyright Small-Claims Enforcement Act proposal read more