Book Industry Communication (BIC) is the UK organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world through e-commerce and the application of standard processes and procedures.
Copyright Infringement Portal is an online service for publishers developed by The PA. It facilitates the fight against online piracy by automating the notice and takedown process to websites that offer access to illicit publications protected by copyright. It also enables the publishing industry to gather evidence about the nature and scale of different types of piracy, and approaches for tackling them.
EDItEUR is the international organisation that coordinates development of the standards infrastructure for electronic commerce in the book and journal publishing sectors. EDItEUR provides its membership with research, standards and guidance in such diverse areas as e-commerce transactions, bibliographic and product information, rights management and trading, radio frequency identification tages, and all aspects of standards infrastructure for digital publishing. The PA is represented on the EDItEUR Management Committee via BIC and the PLS.
Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) is the organisation established by The PA, the Periodical Publishers Association, and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. While its main role is to oversee a collective licensing scheme in the UK for book, journal, and magazine copying it is also active at the intersection of copyright and digital technology where it aims to stimulate innovation and good practice in rights management, and to clarify the relationship between traditional copyright management practices and those needed in the digital age.