From:ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces
Secretariat: U.S.A. (ANSI)
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 N3445
ITTF Response to SC 22 N3397, Inquiry Regarding IPR for Source Text of
SC 22 N3309
Other document (Open)
For information. The guidelines document cited below was previously
circulated to SC 22 members as SC 22 N3309.
SC 22 N3397
Address reply to:
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Secretariat
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: (212) 642-4992
Fax: (212) 840-2298
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From: Chabot Jacques-Olivier
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 6:50 AM
To: Matthew Deane
Cc: Keith Brannon; Fleury Nicolas; Helberling Gisela
Subject: Re: General IPR Question
Sorry to keep you waiting so long.
To reply to your question the best for you would be to look at the ISO
document attached which deals with "Guidelines and policies for the
protection of ISO's intellectual property". In principle this document has
been distributed to every TC and SC secretariat after its acceptance by ISO
Council in 1997. It gives the basis and the reasons for protecting ISO's
intellectual property at all stages of development. It also gives reasons
why ISO's intellectual property should be protected and principally because
by protecting ISO's property you protect at the same time all ISO members'
intellectual property: to summarize no protection means no (or limited)
financial resources and consequently no more international standards
developed for the community.
This does not mean that ISO does not allow reproduction of text of
standards. Normally you can reproduce as much as 10% of the technical text
of any ISO standard without being asked to pay a copyright fee. Above that
percentage this is on a case by case basis and requests for reproduction
should be send to the ISO member in the country concerned. For the
calculation of the copyright fee, if applicable, we recognize 3 types of
requests: request emanating from educational bodies for internal use, from
companies for internal use or from commercial bodies for monetary gain. For
each of these request we apply a different calculation.
I do not think it is needed to go into more details but please feel free to
contact me for additional information.