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The unauthorized reproduction, dissemination or making available on the internet of a work protected by copyright is illegal and a criminal offence and will result in claims for damages.
The document you receive is an Adobe Acrobat® PDF file that cannot be modified and is intended for use at one work station. When you purchase an electronic document you also obtain a single workstation licence allowing you to store this document on your computer. The electronic file covered by the licence cannot under any circumstances be copied, transmitted or posted on a network without permission of the copyright holder.
You may print out one copy and store only one printed copy of the PDF file. A single workstation licence and permission to make one copy applies to each bought and paid-for copy.
The printed copy is protected by national and international copyright law without restrictions and may not be photocopied or reproduced in any other form. The copy may not be resold under any circumstances.
If you wish to store and use the documents in an in-house electronic network (intranet), you can obtain permission from the copyright holder for various collections of technical rules from us.
"Internal use" means usage of a document within your own company. This generally includes subsidiaries, branches, foreign offices, etc., as long as your company holds a majority interest. Internal use does NOT apply to second-tier subsidiaries or suppliers. If you want the licence to cover subsidiary employees, this has to be expressly stated.
Permission to reproduce DIN Standards
If you reproduce DIN Standards in whole or in part, for example to print them in catalogues, books or journals or to use them in courses or software products, you must obtain permission to reproduce them directly from DIN. You can apply for permission using the form “Request for permission to reproduce DIN Standards”. The Legal Department for the DIN Group will get back to you once we have received your form.
Reproduction of DIN standards
Further information on the reproduction and translation of DIN Standards is given in the documents below:
Reproduction of DIN standards with VDE classificiation
Information on the reproduction and translation of DIN Standards with VDE classification is given under the following link. Currently, this information is only available in German.
Reproduction of VDI Guidelines
Information on the reproduction and translation of VDI Guidelines is given under the following link. Currently, this information is only available in German. Please contact VDI for more information.