Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee

Mark Seeley

Elsevier (Chair)

Ted Ames

Wolters Kluwer Health

Joe Appel

Massachusetts Medical Society

Tracey Armstrong

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

Susann Brailey

American Institute of Physics

Lyndon Branfield

Nature Publishing Group

Siobhain Butterworth


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.

Guido Herrmann

Georg Thieme Verlag

Kim  Huggins

Informa Group plc

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

Janet O’Flaherty


Mat Pfleger

Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd

Jane Reeves

Thomson Reuters

Andrew Richardson

Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research

Carol Richman

Sage Publications

Jessica Rutt

Nature Publishing Group

Richard Steele

Taylor & Francis

Joe Thornton

American Medical Association

Guy Wheeler

Cambridge University Press

Jonathan Wiggins


Michael Mabe


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.