Experts participating in Technical Committees and copyright 

A standard document or other technical deliverable is normally developed by a team of experts participating in a Technical Committee or a Working Group. Considering that a standard document originates from the collective contribution of a group of “authors”, it is at the level of Technical Committees and Working Groups, where the standard is developed, that the assignment of copyright exploitation rights to CEN and CENELEC and their members takes place.

CEN/CENELEC  Internal Regulations – Part 2 (Clause 9) provide guidance on the appropriate procedures through which experts, creating the content of a standard, assign the exploitation rights of their work to CEN and CENELEC and  their respective members.