Re: W3C Objects To Royalties On ISO Country Codes

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Sep 21 2003 - 09:00:17 EDT

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    >"Tim Berners-Lee has sent a letter of concern to the president of
    >ISO about the idea of collecting royalties on...guess what... ISO
    >language and country codes! According to the letter, the ISO
    >Commercial Policies Steering Group is proposing a royalty on
    >commercial use of ISO language, country and currency codes. The
    >whole idea seems absurd. On what grounds could uttering lang="en-US"
    >be subject to any intellectual property right that justified any
    >royalty demand?"

    Good question.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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