Intellectual Property & Copyright


Committee Roster

Aurora Bell, South Carolina, Co-Chair (aurorab AT mailbox DOT sc DOT edu)
Leslie Rollins, Getty, Co-Chair (lrollins AT getty DOT edu)
Albert Cascio, Cambridge
Andrea Gapsch, Purdue
Ellie Goodman, Penn State
Neal Swain, California
Clara Totten, Kent State
Stephanie Vyce, Harvard

Board Liaison
Mike Bieker, Arkansas

Central Office Liaison
Kate Kolendo


General Objectives:

  • Act as a resource to the membership for matters concerning the use, development, and exercise of intellectual property rights.

Specific Charges to the Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee:

  1. Evaluate the opportunities that collaborations to digitize and make available university press backlist titles might offer to Association members.
  2. Develop education programming with a focus on Fair Use, including dissemination of information about Fair Use and social media, and the international implications of Fair Use and Fair Dealing.
  3. Continue to develop work started in 2022 focused on the challenges of maintaining access to third-party assets in digital publications over the long haul / in perpetuity.

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.
  • Encourage discussions on appropriate UP Commons groups.
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity & inclusion by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in 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.
  • Support the Annual Meeting Program Committee as requested, and include in your final report to the board any suggestions for future programming your committee identifies over the year.
  • Seek opportunities when conducting activities and events to recruit new members to serve on your committee in future years, being sure to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your efforts; include in your final report to the board discussion of your recruiting efforts; share with the Executive Director the names of potential future committee members.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 27, 2022, and March 20, 2023; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 25, 2023. (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 at the end of the service year and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.
Committee Projects

Permissions FAQ
The Association’s IP & Copyright Committee created and continues to steward this essential resource for both authors and publishers who are navigating responsibilities around permissions and third-party rights.

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— AUPresses Mission Statement in Arabic