ICMCI Protocol On Recognition Of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes is a body designed to offer the member institutes mutual support and an avenue for information exchange.
In exchanging information and good practice, member institutes will at times circulate information that contains material which has intellectual property rights (IPR) attached to it. While the purpose is to keep ICMCI members up-to-date, it may well be that the member institute circulating the material wishes to maintain control over the IPR and the use by others (whether ICMCI members or not) of the material in whole or in part.
In approving this protocol, the ICMCI and its member institutes have accepted that material produced by member institutes is owned by the member institute concerned and all rights are reserved. No part of a member institute’s material may be reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storing it in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other publication) without the written permission of the copyright owner.
It is expected that such permission will not usually be withheld unreasonably and that member institutes will be as co-operative as possible in granting permission. Member institutes will not be expected to grant permission in circumstances where the objectives of the ICMCI or other member institutes are not congruent with their own.
When a member institute uses material from another, the permission should be acknowledged. A suggested form of words is “[Details of text] is reproduced with the permission of [name of source institute] which owns the copyright to the material”.
Version approved by ExCom
March 15, 2011