By signing this document, you allow the PPDM Association to ensure that everyone’s contributions, including yours, will be stewarded for Industry in the long term. PPDM Member companies consent to these conditions in their membership application. Our ability to take advantage of your participation as a non-member of the PPDM Association is also important to us. We appreciate your cooperation.
Stewardship is vital to the success of PPDM standards; this means that we must ensure that we have your consent to integrate your ideas and recommendations into the standards that will be published. In legal terms this is called non-exclusive assignment of intellectual property interest. Simply put, you retain the rights to your own ideas and knowledge, but also give the Association the right to incorporate your contributions in project and work group deliverables.
During the working group process, ideas and recommendations from many participants will be discussed; the final product created will incorporate elements from this input. When you waive your moral right in the copyright, you agree that your ideas may not be implemented exactly as you put them forward, and gives the PPDM Association the right to incorporate them in ways that best address the requirements of the project or work group.