Terms of use

The documents (ÖNORM, ONR, DIN, ISO, etc.) sold by Austrian Standards are protected by copyright.

In case of infringements of copyright, Austrian Standards or the legal entities represented by Austrian Standards may bring claims, in particular, for injunctive relief, invoicing, payment, removal and publication of court decisions.

When you simply buy a standard, you do not obtain any reproduction rights, such as the right to make the standard accessible on the intranet or available in another way in your company or to third parties, to copy or scan the standard, etc. This also applies to parts of a standard.

FAQ regarding copyright

Why is there a copyright for ÖNORM standards?

The documents (ÖNORM, ONR, DIN, ISO, etc.) sold by Austrian Standards are protected by copyright.

Which documents are covered by copyright?

  • All printed and electronic documents offered by Austrian Standards plus and Austrian Standards International (excluding legislative texts);
  • Standards, in particular any type of ÖNORM standards and pre-standards (ÖNORM/ÖVE, -EN, -EN ISO, ...) as well as related drafts in all publication modes;
  • The same applies to withdrawn standards and standards that are no longer in effect;
  • Supplements to ÖNORM standards
  • Other standardization products (e.g. DIN)..

What is reproduction?

Reproduction is any exploitation of an ÖNORM standard that creates another copy (e.g. transcription, copying, printing, scanning, data transfer, etc.) in a directly or indirectly perceptible form.

When you simply buy a standard, you do not obtain any reproduction rights, such as the right to make the standard accessible on the intranet or available in another way in your company or to third parties, to copy or scan the standard, etc. This also applies to parts of a standard

I want to copy a standard for my personal use – which rules do I have to observe?

When you produce several copies of one original document this amounts to reproduction and requires permission in the form of a copyright licence. This licence has to be obtained from Austrian Standards plus GmbH.

May ÖNORM standards be published on the Internet?

No, publication on the internet is not permitted.

What happens in cases of copyright infringement?

In case of infringements of copyright, Austrian Standards or the legal entities represented by Austrian Standards may bring claims, in particular, for injunctive relief, invoicing, payment, removal and publication of court decisions.

With regard to in-house utilization rights, please contact:
Austrian Standards plus GmbH
Heinestrasse 38
A-1020 Vienna, Austria
E-mail: service(at)austrian-standards.at.