Standards are powerful — the use of standards in research and engineering workflows can ensure everyone’s safety, support the reliability of research outputs and safeguard digital and physical infrastructure. At CCC, we help those who rely on information in collaboration workflows, such as journal articles and other content, and we create solutions for those producing content as well. Increasingly, our research customers are relying on the information contained in digital standards documents. How does copyright, and specifically, collective licensing, address the increasingly complex workflow needs of researchers while protecting the intellectual property of standards development organizations (SDOs)?

On Monday, June 13, 10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST, CCC presents a look into the future of standards and copyright with Guilaine Fournet of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and Michael Healy, CCC’s Executive Director of International Relations and also Chairman of the ISNI International Agency (ISO 27729). We’ve invited both those who use standards in their work and those who produce them to look at how copyright addresses the use and production of standards.

According to Healy, “Standards have long been recognized by legislatures and courts throughout the world as protected by copyright. Such protection has given their creators some control over how their standards are disseminated and used and helped support commercial operations that fund the development of future standards.  Additionally, copyright protection, properly understood and respected, provides users with a framework for using standards in ways that respect the rights of standards’ publishers.”

Join Workflow of the Future series host Andrew Robinson and moderator Jonathan Clark as we discuss key questions: Which approaches to managing standards are working for your organization and for your users? What access models are emerging now that offer real promise for both users and SDOs? How are SDOs successful at enabling flexible access to standards?

Register now for this free program, supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration


Author: Dave Davis

Dave Davis joined CCC in 1994 and currently serves as a research consultant. He previously held directorships in both public and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. He is the owner/operator of Pyegar Press, LLC.
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