Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee

Mark Seeley Elsevier (Chair)
Ted Ames Wolters Kluwer Health
Joe Appel Massachusetts Medical Society
Tracey Armstrong Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

Bonnie Beacher

McGraw Hill Professional

James Bennett

Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)

Susann Brailey American Institute of Physics
Lyndon Branfield Nature Publishing Group
Siobhain Butterworth BMJ
Mark Dennis Informa Group plc
Annika Dirks Springer Science + Business Media
Karen Edmonson McGraw-Hill Professional
Sarah Faulder Publishers Licensing Society
Sarah Fricker IOP Publishing Limited
Fred Haber Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
Julie Halfacre BMJ
Guido Herrmann Georg Thieme Verlag
Kimberley Isbell American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Laura Jenkins Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Sue Joshua John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Roy Kaufman Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
Daniel Kulp American Physical Society
Jack Ochs American Chemical Society
Jane Reeves Thomson Reuters
Andrew Richardson Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research
Carol Richman Sage Publications
Adina Rosenthal McGraw Hill Professional
Jessica Rutt Nature Publishing Group
Silvia Serra Wolters Kluwer Health
Richard Steele Taylor & Francis
Suzanne Telsey McGraw Hill Professional
Joe Thornton American Medical Association
Elisabeth Traugott Cambridge University Press
Jonathan Wiggins IEEE
Michael Mabe STM CEO
Barbara Kalumenos STM Director Public Affairs
Carlo Scollo Lavizzari Lenz Caemmerer, Outside counsel
André Myburgh Lenz Caemmerer, Outside counsel
Damian Schai Lenz Caemmerer, Outside counsel


The Aims of the Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee

To enhance and improve awareness and knowledge of copyright and related rights, in particular on the international level, among publishers as well as all other members of the academic and scholarly community and those otherwise involved in the management or transfer of rights;

To prevent and fight piracy and all other unauthorized uses of protected publisher products world-wide in conjunction with other relevant organizations.

Enforcement Task Force

Recognizing that STM needs a regular active group monitoring copyright enforcement priorities, principally in the area of unauthorized document delivery services, the Legal Affairs & Copyright Committee formed a task force within the Committee, which meets on a regular basis to discuss the overall program, investigation results, and strategies and tactics with respect to negotiations and discussions. Click here for more information.