Author-Publisher-Arbitration Committee(APAC)

In the course of the legal re-organisation of the publishers’ pay-outs participation, the General Assembly 2017 has instituted the Author-Publisher-Arbitration Committee. The Author-Publisher-Arbitration Committee is an internal dispute resolution body, which is composed of representatives of the three professional categories and by a Chairman. It can be invoked by the author or the publisher in instances of a dispute on the question whether publishers’ services have been fulfilled.

The Author-Publisher-Arbitration Committee adjudges in the context of a settlement ruling whether publishers’ services has been fulfilled and therefore whether the publisher is to participate in the distribution of royalties for the work.

For further information please download the Guideline for members and the FAQ for the Author-Publisher-Arbitration Committee.

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