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Re: ISO intellectual property (was Standards)

Tom Bradford wrote:

> According to international copyright law, any document that is produced
> is automatically protected by copyright, registered or not.


> But from
> what I understand, it doesn't disallow derived works,

Incorrect; derivative works can only made under license from the copy
right owner, who is initially the author.

> or external referencing from other documents.


> And a trademark only protectes the use of
> a name, not a process or specification.  


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