Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee


Committee Roster

Jenny Hunt, Baylor, Chair (jenny UNDERSCORE hunt AT baylor DOT edu)
Jordan Stepp, Georgia
Cathy Rimer-Surles, Duke
Stephen Williams, Indiana
Liz Hamilton, Northwestern
Chuck Myers, Chicago
Jaime Marie Estrada, Princeton
Kelly L. Rogers, Johns Hopkins

Board Liaison
Lisa Bayer, Georgia

Central Office Liaison
Tim Muench


General Objective:

  • Act as a resource to the AAUP 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 AAUP members to more robustly exploit their intellectual property.

Specific Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Review and as necessary revise the Permissions FAQ on the AAUP website, appending additional materials and resources as needed.
  • Explore subsidiary rights partnership opportunities for interested members of the AAUP membership.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement any copyright-related sessions for the 2017 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • Make a summary report on copyright matters and Committee activities to the AAUP Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports and Projects

AAUP Permissions FAQs
Online Copyright Resources

Reports to the Board

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