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Copyright Group

The ANSI Copyright Group is an open forum for ANSI members to review issues relating to the exploitation rights to the copyright in standards and the recognition of copyright protection for standards by courts, legislation, regulatory bodies and the industry.

Copyright Group Overview

The ANSI Copyright Group identifies and reviews issues relating to the assertion of copyright in standards and in the development of relevant strategic recommendations.

Members and Officers

The Copyright Group is made up of members of ANSI.

The current Copyright Group Chair is:
Mr. Stephen P. Oksala
Vice President, Standards Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Organizational Structure

Initially formed as an ad hoc group reporting to the Executive Committee, the Copyright Group now reports to the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee (IPRPC).

Membership in the American National Standards Institute shall be a pre-requisite for participation on the ANSI Copyright Group.

Meeting Calendar

The group has formally met twice and will schedule future meetings as the need arises. To supplement the meetings, group members receive regular updates and information from ANSI’s General Counsel.

Document Library

The Copyright Group Document Library contains information available only to registered Copyright Group members. It requires a username and password to use. To access the document library, click here. For more information about document access, click here.

For information about access to the Public Documents Library, click here.

Membership in ANSI

If not already a member of ANSI, please follow these links to:

Staff Contacts

Patricia A. Griffin
ANSI Vice President and General Counsel
Tel: 212.642.4954
Fax: 212.398.0023

Sara Desautels
Program Manager
Tel: 212.642.4937
Fax: 212.840.2298

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