Monday 6 July 2009

Copyright Infringement Portal

Illegal distribution of in-copyright material via websites and peer-to-peer file sharing is becoming an ever greater concern to scholarly and professional publishers as we have highlighted previously (see the Advice Note on the topic).

As also previously reported, the UK Publishers Association (PA) has developed an online Copyright Infringement Portal to streamline the process of serving take-down notices and to give an overview of where infringement is taking place. I am delighted to say that, thanks mostly to Alicia Wise, ALPSP is now working with the PA who have launched an ALPSP version of the portal. The service is available at a very substantial discount to ALPSP members with prices starting at just £247.50 – that’s about the price of an hour’s worth of legal advice. The service is completely free if you are a member of the PA.

Full details of the pricing structure are available on the website where you can also register and pay online.

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