Posts Tagged ‘ NFPA ’

Court: Posting Standards Online Violates Copyright Law

Feb 7th, 2017

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that public-records activist Carl Malamud’s organization, Public.Resource.Org, violated copyright law by publicly sharing technical standards that are used in laws such as building codes. It also said organizations that develop standards, including those used in the fenestration industry, have the right to charge […]

Building Codes vs. Copyright Law: Legal Showdown Heats Up

Jul 12th, 2016

The long-running debate over who “owns” the standards used in legally binding construction codes gets another big platform next month. In August, the American Bar Association (ABA) will vote on a resolution urging Congress to pass legislation that provides limited free online access to standards incorporated into state and local construction codes, including those related to fenestration. But public-records activist Carl Malamud argues in a recent report he […]