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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 Email
Chief Executive Phone
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 key markets around the world. In the United States, AAP works with allies to highlight countries that fail to provide “adequate and effective” protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights through the Special 301 Report process, as well as 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 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets. AAP also files submissions in copyright law review processes around the world, to ensure that member priorities and concerns are conveyed to the relevant policy makers as they consider changes to their copyright regimes.

AAP continues to work with allies to encourage the Government of South Africa to develop new legislation that better serves creators and content owners dependent on a strong copyright framework, rather than adopting cosmetic changes to the deeply flawed bills.

In June 2020, AAP assisted a group of AAP member companies in bringing a copyright infringement suit against Internet Archive. The suit asks the Court to enjoin IA’s mass scanning, public display, and distribution of entire literary works, which it offers to the public at large through global-facing businesses coined “Open Library” and “National Emergency Library,” accessible at both and IA brazenly reproduced some 1.3 million bootleg scans of print books, including recent works, commercial fiction and non-fiction, thrillers, and children’s books.