28
January
2016

AAP Statement on Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force White Paper

The White Paper offers collaborative and primarily non-legislative solutions for reconciling disputes regarding how to best move forward with copyright policy on the three key issues considered. 
Allan Adler, General Counsel & Vice President of Government Affairs

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today welcomed the newly-released U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force “White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages.” It offers well-reasoned conclusions and recommendations that reflect a thorough analysis of diverse stakeholder views on these issues of current copyright law.

Allan Adler, AAP’s General Counsel, said “The White Paper’s conclusions and recommendations clearly took into account all relevant perspectives from its massive record of public comment on its earlier “Green Paper” on “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy.” The White Paper offers collaborative and primarily non-legislative solutions for reconciling disputes regarding how to best move forward with copyright policy on the three key issues considered. We look forward to our continued participation in whatever processes the Internet Policy Task Force may develop to implement the recommendations.”

The complete White Paper is available for review here.

About AAP

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.

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