Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee


Committee Roster

Puja Telikicherla, Georgetown, Chair (pt97 AT georgetown DOT edu)
Bryan Birchmeier, Michigan
Shaquona Crews, Princeton
Lisa Jemison, Toronto
Cathy Rimer-Surles, Duke
Kelly Rogers, Johns Hopkins
Jordan Stepp, Georgia
Stephen Williams, Indiana

Board Liaison
Dennis Lloyd, Wisconsin

Central Office Liaison
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objectives:

  • Act as a resource to the membership for matters pertaining to the use, development, and exercise of intellectual property and works in the public domain.
  • Monitor, report, and engage in conversations regarding copyright reform, open access mandates, and related topics occurring within the scholarly communication ecosystem, the broader publishing world, and the public policy arena.
  • Research and develop initiatives and tools to enable members to more robustly exploit their intellectual property.

Specific Charges to the Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee:

  • Working through the Central Office, alert members to copyright-related information and new developments by providing references to newly published announcements, articles, and other resources.
  • As requested, answer questions and provide feedback regarding current and proposed changes to copyright law.
  • Promote the newly revised Permissions FAQ; advise Central Office of any updates or corrections as needed.
  • Explore needs of membership for potential subsidiary rights solutions.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement any copyright-related sessions for the 2019 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • Include in your June final report to the Board suggestions for concurrent meeting topics to be referred to the Seattle 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee.
  • Make in each of your reports to the Board a summary report on copyright matters.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity with the Central Office
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase the diversity and inclusivity of our community
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, February, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 5, 2018 and February 8, 2019; Final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 17, 2019. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports and Projects

AUPresses Permissions FAQ
Online Copyright Resources

Reports to the Board

2017-2018 Final Report
2016–2017 Final Report

2015–2016 Final Report

2014–2015 Final Report
2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report
2011–2012 Final Report
2010–2011 Final Report
2009–2010 Final Report
2008–2009 Final Report
2007–2008 Final Report
2006–2007 Final Report

Interim Report: February 2007

2005-2006 Final Report