Paull, John (2007) A Choice: Standards for Sale or Open Access? Australian Certifed Organic Magazine, 2007, p. 12.
The Australian National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce was first issued in 1992, and revised editions have appeared in 1998, 2002 and 2007. It is an export standard and serves as a de facto domestic standard. It is currently freely available for download. There is a proposaal that the copyright residing in organic standards in Australia be relinquished to a private company which licences and profits from the sale of standards. This article questions this standards-for-sale model and asks whether the community and the organic cause are better served by the standard remaining as an Open Access document, rather than a pay-per-view document.
|EPrint Type:||Newspaper or magazine article|
|Keywords:||organic standard, bio-dynamic standard, Australia, open access, AQIS, OIECC, Standards Australia, SAI Global.|
|Subjects:||"Organics" in general > Country reports > Australia|
Values, standards and certification
|Research affiliation:||Australia > Australian National University|
|Deposited By:||Paull, Dr John|
|Deposited On:||04 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:36|
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