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Re: Editors BP draft document Copyright Clarification

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2015 09:17:39 +0000
Message-ID: <54D729B3.3000306@w3.org>
To: "Mcgibbney, Lewis J (398M)" <Lewis.J.Mcgibbney@jpl.nasa.gov>, "public-dwbp-wg@w3.org" <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
That's the standard copyright notice on our standards. Two key things:

- W3C is not a legal entity, it's a virtual organisation with 4 hosts 
tat re legal entities, copyright is owned by those 4.

- All W3C standards are published royalty free, so anyone can use them 
without charge in perpetuity.

The end result is that you can use the standards but others can't take 
them, edit them and then say that their version is a W3C document.

HTH

Phil

On 08/02/2015 00:03, Mcgibbney, Lewis J (398M) wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Out of curiosity, can anyone please explain why the current Editors BP draft document [0] has the following copy right?
> Copyright<http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Copyright>  2014-2015 W3C<http://www.w3.org/> (MIT<http://www.csail.mit.edu/>, ERCIM<http://www.ercim.eu/>, Keio<http://www.keio.ac.jp/>, Beihang<http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/>), All Rights Reserved. W3C liability<http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Legal_Disclaimer>, trademark<http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#W3C_Trademarks> and document use<http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents> rules apply.
>
> Thanks
> Lewis
>
> [0] http://w3c.github.io/dwbp/usecasesv1.html
>
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