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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Monday 02 September 2019

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 15 August 2019

ALPSP Members only: Brexit & Copyright: 5 issues for the publishing sector, US Senate Judiciary Committee Passes CASE Act, GDPR: One year on, Plan S: Recent Developments and other policy news. read more

Monday 01 July 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 t... read more

Monday 20 May 2019

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 14 May 2019

ALPSP members only: EU Copyright Directive; Supreme Court rules that registration is required before enforcement of copyright; Review of the UK Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013; South Africa Copyright Bill and other polic... read more

Monday 18 February 2019

ALPSP Policy Bulletin Issue 13 February 2019

ALPSP Members only: Plan S; EU Copyright Directive; UK IPO calls for evidence on copyright exceptions, ECL and orphan works; Institutional Archiving Agreement; Data protection in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit and other policy news. read more

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