General Principles of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) Copyright Policy
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Contributions to IEEE Standards
All Contributions to IEEE standards development (whether for an individual or entity standard) shall meet the requirements outlined in the IEEE SA Copyright Policy.
There are two types of Contributions to IEEE standards development, Contributions from previously Published sources and Contributions that have not been previously Published.
Contributions from Previously Published Sources
Any participant who submits Contributions from previously published sources shall comply with 7.2.1 of the IEEE SA Standards Board Bylaws.
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Contributions Not Previously Published
Any participant who submits Contributions that have not been previously Published conveys the rights to the IEEE that are outlined in 7.2.2 of the IEEE SA Standards Board Bylaws.
Use by IEEE of Contributions
Use of any Contribution in connection with the standards project for which the Contribution was made is defined as granting IEEE the unrestricted right to
Upon approval of the standard, the material from the Contribution that is incorporated into the approved IEEE Standard is part of the Work Product copyrighted by IEEE and falls under item b) in Clause 7.2.2 of the IEEE SA Standards Board Bylaws. IEEE has full exploitation rights to the material in the approved standard (e.g., it can use, license, or distribute the material in the approved standard in any way it wishes).
With respect to the original Contribution (except for the material in the approved standard), IEEE does not have the right to
IEEE will comply with legal requirements to provide the Contribution, including but not limited to, assisting in the administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of a national or international government entity.
Contributions to IEEE Standards-Related Products
Authors who develop standards-related products have separate author agreements that address copyright ownership for those products. If an author submits material containing excerpted content from previously Published sources, the author is responsible for obtaining permission for use of that material from the copyright owner, or from a person with the authority or right to grant copyright permission. Requests by authors for copyright permission shall be coordinated with the IEEE SA Intellectual Property Rights.