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DTI prompts training providers on copyright for PNS, ISO and IEC

DTI prompts training providers on copyright for PNS, ISO and IEC

The Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) calls the attention of commercial training providers to cease reproducing, digitally or in print, copies of standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standards and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), including Philippine National Standards (PNS) as such practice constitutes copyright infringement.

The DTI-BPS as the National Standards Body and the Philippines’ official member representative to the ISO is the only authorized distributor of PNS, ISO and IEC standards in the country.

“The DTI-BPS was made aware that it has become common practice for some training centers to photocopy some PNS, ISO and IEC Standards and distributes them to their session participants. Please note that this is in violation of the DTI-BPS, ISO and IEC’s copyright which might lead to legal conflict and criminal penalties.” DTI-BPS Director, Engr. James E. Empeño apprises. ”Copyright should be respected because it safeguards the use of standards and preserves its integrity and authenticity from unauthorized alterations or adjustments.”, Director Empeño expounds.

PNS, ISO and IEC Standards are available for purchase at the DTI-BPS Standards Data Center at the DTI Main Office, 3F Trade and Industry Building, 361 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City. The prices depend on the number of pages of the specific standard. Every original document released by the DTI-BPS bears a copyright notice which prohibits the end-user to reproduce the publication by electronic or mechanical means, including photocopying or posting on the internet or an intranet, without prior written permission.

At present, the DTI-BPS does not grant permission to reproduce to end-users of standards even if requested. Such measure is to control and prevent copyright infringement issues. However, end-users may directly request permission from the ISO Copyright Office and IEC Central Office for ISO and IEC standards only. PNS reproduction requires permission from the DTI-BPS.

“The DTI reminds local users of PNS, ISO and IEC standards that the provisions of RA No. 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code (IPC) also apply to creations or works that are protected by virtue of and in accordance with any international convention or other international agreement to which the Philippines is a party.”, states DTI – Consumer Protection Group (CPG) Undersecretary, Atty. Ruth B.Castelo. She further explains, “The Philippines’ membership to the ISO and IEC entails an obligation to protect their copyright as embodied in the copyright and commercial policies of these international standardization organizations. The DTI cautions erring individuals and businesses that the Department, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), will not hesitate to take legal action if copyright offenses are found to be committed.”

For more information on standards and standardization, please call the DTI-BPS at 751.4740 or 751.4748 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for inquiries.


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