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UpCodes is being sued by ICC

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Ryan Schultz, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Mark K

    Mark K Platinum Member

    May 12, 2010
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    Once it is established that there is no copyright the question about the cost is essentially a non-issue. Yes you will have to pay for printing costs but they will be much smaller than the current costs of these codes. As an alternative you cold avoid paying anything if you only looked at the documents on your computer

    Whether or not the creator consented to the adoption of the standard it does not change the copyright status of the adopted code. Once a standard is made a part of a regulation or law the author of the standard may have a case for a taking claim. If a taking claim is supported the author will be reimbursed for its costs which are less than the current cost to purchase the codes. This could be handled by imposing a small fee on all issued building permits.
  2. mark handler

    mark handler Sawhorse

    Oct 25, 2009
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    It costs too much money to get a CD, than to just cover costs.... think again.

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