Standards in electronic format are usually available for same-day or immediate delivery to the purchaser’s online account or specified email address. For hard copy purchases, shipping fees generally apply and delivery times may vary.
Information on using standards
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Copyright licencing of standards
Using standards in education
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By purchasing a standard, users obtain access to its full version. Access to the standard is exclusive to the purchaser only. For information on extending this access to others, review “Reproducing or Sharing Standards”.
Reproducing or Sharing Standards (Copyright Licensing)
SCC protects the integrity of ISO and IEC standards in Canada and prevents their unauthorized reproduction. A business or organization who wants to share a standard with its employees or reproduce the standard, in whole or in part, or a student who wants to reproduce part of a standard for their thesis may request permission from SCC.
To request permission, clients must provide proof of purchase for the standard(s) they are seeking to reproduce or share. The request may also be subject to a royalty fee. The amount of the royalty fee will depend on several factors, including how much of the standard(s) is being reproduced and the purpose for the reproduction (educational purposes, sharing on an internal network or commercial purposes).
Permission is generally valid for the duration of one calendar year and is renewable on an annual basis. To obtain a quote, please complete the Maximize Your Standards Investment form. For more information, contact us.
To learn more about proper standards use, read the brochure on "How to best use IEC and ISO Standards”.
SCC provides a valuable service to eligible academic institutions in Canada by offering access to ISO and IEC standards through its Standards in Education program. Direct, easy access to ISO and IEC standards helps students gain a better understanding of the standardization process, produce higher quality academic work and be better qualified to enter the workforce.
Visit the Standards in Education program for more information.