ANSI Launches Portal for Standards Incorporated by Reference

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10/28/2013

ANSI Launches Portal for Standards Incorporated by Reference

 
ANSI launches new portal.

A new online tool for free access to voluntary consensus standards that have been incorporated by reference (IBR) into federal laws and regulations has recently launched.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IBR Portal utilizes read-only access, meaning there are no print or download options. This is to protect the intellectual property rights of the groups holding these standards’ copyrights.

In recent years, issues related to IBR have commanded increased attention, particularly in connection to requirements that standards that have been incorporated into federal laws and regulations be “reasonably available” to the U.S. citizens and residents affected by these rules.

This requirement had led some to call for the invalidation of copyrights for IBR standards. Others have posted copyrighted standards online without the permission of the organizations that developed them, triggering legal action from SDOs.

To view the ANSI IBR Portal visit ibr.ansi.org.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

Morton designBUILD is a team that works with you, from concept to completion, to create custom steel buildings and beyond.  Visit our website for design inspirations today!

 


 

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