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IPR Working Group

  1. 1. IPR Working Group IETF 2^6 Vancouver
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>5 Agenda-bashing </li></ul><ul><li>5 IPR Trust – Lucy Lynch </li></ul><ul><li>Rights granted to the IETF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 History and draft-ietf-ipr-rules-update Scott Bradner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rights granted by the IETF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Field of use – David Black </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 draft-josefsson-ipr-rules-update Simon Josefsson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>30 Open mike </li></ul>
  3. 3. Principles of what the IETF wants <ul><li>The IETF mission is to make the Internet work better </li></ul><ul><li>Implementations help the Internet work better </li></ul><ul><li>Information dissemination helps the Internet work better </li></ul><ul><li>False representations cause confusion, and confusion harms the Internet </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questions to answer <ul><li>What are our principles for IETF document protection? </li></ul><ul><li>What methods do we use to achieve them? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What rights should authors grant the IETF? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What rights should IETF grant the community? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Legally impossible <ul><li>IETF asserting rights that authors have not granted to the IETF* </li></ul><ul><li>IETF attempting to restrict authors’ rights that they have not given away </li></ul><ul><li>IETF retracting rights granted to the public ”in perpetuity” </li></ul>* Note that the legal existence of ”the IETF” is a complex question
  6. 6. Obviously right <ul><li>Open distribution of drafts and RFCs, unmodified </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to use IETF drafts and RFCs in IETF work </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to implement IETF protocols for anyone (at least from the IETF’s copyright angle)‏ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Obviously wrong <ul><li>RFCs that are modified, but claim to be the originals </li></ul><ul><li>Implementations that are noninteroperable, but use modified documentation to claim that they are OK </li></ul><ul><li>General principle: Don’t lie! </li></ul>
  8. 8. What can we do with copyright?

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