Intellectual Property (IP) Policy, Licensing, & Working Group Process
The DAISY Consortium is committed to open, non-proprietary standards and specifications. The standards/specifications developed by the Consortium are open and can be used by everyone. Royalty-free technologies are utilized in DAISY Consortium developments wherever possible, with existing technologies, policy, and procedures that align with the Consortium's commitment being referenced or incorporated as appropriate.
"Accessibility of digital content including commercial and non-commercial eBooks and DAISY Books is of paramount concern to the DAISY Community. A major issue in this domain is Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the Board of Directors of the DAISY Consortium wishes to make its position on this issue publicly known.
The DAISY Board does not in any way promote DRM":
The "DAISY Consortium Intellectual Property Policy, Licensing, and Working Group Process", approved February 2008, describes the Consortium's overall approach to Intellectual Property (IP), and working group processes: