Members and Allies:
Since 2014, you have helped us fulfill our mission to advance the interests of authors who want to serve the public good by sharing their creations broadly. If 2020 has made anything clear, it is that empowering authors in the public sphere is more important than ever before.
This year, our advocacy agenda was stronger than ever. We pushed for exemptions to anti-circumvention laws that would advance text data mining research, supported policy changes that would provide for immediate access to federally funded research, cautioned against ill-conceived provisions for a proposed copyright small claims tribunal, and much more. Our suite of educational materials continues to grow. We created new resources for negotiating publication contract terms, answered your questions about topics ranging from trademarks to plagiarism, and developed comprehensive training materials for our organizational partners.
We’re proud of our accomplishments in 2020, but we cannot continue to do this work without your support. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help us carry on our work in 2021. Every contribution enables us to do our part to help you keep writing to be read!
With gratitude from the Authors Alliance team.