ALAI is a forum for continuous and vigilant reflection on all issues raised by literary and artistic property in our modern world, where technological progress constantly changes the ways in which creative works are used. Its Executive Committee holds regular meetings at least twice a year and deals with current issues at each of its sessions.

Every year, all members are invited to participate in congresses, devoted to the discussion of fundamental themes concerning copyright, or in study days where specific issues are addressed in the light of the laws of all the countries represented within the Association.

ALAI regularly publishes its work in books which are an essential tool for the study of current developments affecting copyright.