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.

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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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Saturday 23 February 2013

OSTP Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research Released - February 2013

Following two consultations (2009, 2011), a specifically convened roundtable and an Act of Congress (America COMPETES Reauthorization Act 2010), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have finally produced their guidelines fo... read more

Friday 22 February 2013

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Report on the Implementation of Open Access - February 2013

Following a brief inquiry in January and February 2013, the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have produced a report on their findings on the Implementation of Open Access (pdf). The inquiry consisted of both written and... read more

Saturday 01 December 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 copyrig... read more

Wednesday 01 August 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... read more