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Association of American Publishers, Inc.

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AAP, Association of American Publishers, Inc.
455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC
Chief Executive Name
Maria A. Pallante
Chief Executive Title
President and CEO
Chief Executive Phone
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
Allan Adler
EVP & General Counsel
Key representative
Lui Simpson
SVP, Global Policy
The AAP | Association of American Publishers represents the leading book, journal, and academic publishers in the United States on matters of law and policy. Among other priorities, AAP advocates for strong copyright incentives and protections, fair and open markets, and the exercise and integrity of free speech. AAP works with partners around the world to remind lawmakers, regulators and the courts about the considerable economic contributions and incalculable public benefits of the modern publishing industry.
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New Developments
AAP continues its advocacy and enforcement work in the United States and markets around the world. In the United States, AAP continues its annual reporting of problematic non-U.S. based online and physical markets that traffic in infringing goods to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in the Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets. Over the last two years, sites reported by AAP have been identified in the USTR reports. AAP participated in the U.S. Copyright Office’s review of the DMCA notice and take down system, through a written submission and at a stakeholder round table. In 2019, AAP also participated in a White House Roundtable on Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods, which resulted in a call for submissions to address the role of third-party online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay in the proliferation of infringing goods. AAP also submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission in the course of the its review of Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. AAP’s comments addressed the extraordinary market power exercised by dominant technology platforms (Amazon and Google) in the markets for book distribution and Internet search.

AAP, along with other copyright-based organizations, is continuing advocacy with the Government of South Africa regarding the problematic copyright bill that remains pending. The South African copyright bill is the most recent example of efforts by certain sectors to weaken copyright protections by adopting broad exceptions and limitations to copyright.

In August 2019, AAP (through 7 publisher members) sued Audible, an Amazon company, for its infringing Audible Captions program. The Captions program would transcribe and display the text of the audio book performance, without the authorization of copyright holders.