Committee Scope: Literary Works Committee

Issues arising under copyright and related laws with respect to:

(1)  traditional print book, magazine, and newspaper publishing;

(2)  e-book and e-zine publishing;

(3)  open access vs. proprietary publishing;

(4)  book distribution on a subscription, as opposed to purchase, model;

(5)  fair use, orphan works, and other rights clearance issues; and

(6)  related international issues – first sale vs. importation, reprographic rights organizations.