STANDARDS, TECHNOLOGY AND LAW

PART 1 OF THIS PAPER OUTLINES TYPES AND FUNCTIONS OF STANDARDS, INCLUDING THE FUNCTION OF STATING CURRENTLY ACCEPTED KNOWLEDGE IN THE FORM OF READY-MADE TECHNICAL DETAIL, AND SUGGESTS THAT THE FUNCTIONS OF A NATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION SHOULD INCLUDE PERMISSIVENESS IN STANDARDS CLAUSES ARE ADVOCATED, AND PROVISIONAL STANDARDS ARE DISCUSSED. PART 2 EXAMINES THE PROBLEMS OF FORMULATING TECHNOLOGICAL LAW, AND DESCRIBES THE SOLUTIONS, WHEREBY CHANGE MAY BE STULTIFIED AND THE PROCESS OF LAW-MAKING IS COMPLICATED. IT IS ARGUED THAT THESE PROBLEMS WOULD BE EASED IF THE LAW WERE ARRANGED TO STATE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOLLOWED BY A REFERENCE TO MEANS OF COMPLIANCE. THE MEANS OF COMPLIANCE WOULD NOT BE PART OF THE LAW AND WOULD BE FREE FOR AMENDMENT AS REQUIRED. NATIONALLY DECLARED STANDARDS COULD PROVIDE THE MEANS OF COMPLIANCE. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 23, No 7, PP 271-279
  • Authors:
    • Hitchcock, E H
  • Publication Date: 1968-7-15

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  • Accession Number: 00238552
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Dec 30 1994 12:00AM