NFPA president Jim Shannon talks about copyright lawsuit - National Fire Protection Association Blog 2013-10-19


"Calling it a 'case of survival', NFPA President Jim Shannon is speaking out about the lawsuit that NFPA and two other standards development organizations (SDOs) recently filed against to stop it from infringing on copyrights and trademarks. The lawsuit, filed by NFPA, ASTM International, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), seeks to stop from copying and uploading copyrighted standards developed by private sector SDOs. The lawsuit does not seek monetary damages -- but simply asks to stop the illegal posting of copyright protected materials. In a recent interview, Jim Shannon said that for more than a century, the private sector and government entities have relied on independent SDOs to develop voluntary consensus standards. 'The whole system is funded because we're able to own the copyrights of those codes and standards,' he said, 'and we thought that the action taken by threatens our future, our ability to continue our work, and the whole system of standards development that the public and governmental agencies rely on.'"


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10/19/2013, 08:42

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10/19/2013, 04:42