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Federal Court Upholds Copyright of Referenced Standards

Federal Court Upholds Copyright of Referenced Standards

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Clark R. Silcox, Legal Counsel, NEMA A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled in favor of standards development organizations (SDOs) who sought an injunction against PublicResource.Org, an entity that copies entire standards developed by SDOs and makes them available at no cost on the internet. The court held that PublicResource.Org had infringed each of the SDO’s copyrights and issued an injunction Read more […]

The Copyright Debate

The Copyright Debate

Whose Rights Prevail When Privately Developed Standards Are Incorporated into Law? This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Clark R. Silcox, Legal Counsel, NEMA Privately developed standards, often a form of voluntary self-regulation, facilitate commerce and serve a variety of economic and societal purposes and interests. Privately developed standards facilitate common understanding between parties to a transaction about a product or service; Read more […]