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Online Game Terminology: ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed New ISO Standard

4/19/2021


As the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) seeks comments on a proposal for a new ISO standard on online game technology submitted by SAC, the national standards body for China. ANSI seeks input by May 28, 2021.

SAC issued the proposal with the following scope statement:

This proposal specifies the definition of terms used in game research and development, operation, management, copyright, eSports, derivative production and sales.

According to the proposal, "With the rapid development of technology, [the] online game industry has become an important part of the cultural industry and an important carrier of culture to the world, but there is no basic standard on terminology."

Review the proposal for additional information and submit comments to Steven Cornish, ANSI senior director of international policy and strategy, at scornish@ansi.org, by close of business on May 28, 2021. Based on input received from U.S. stakeholders, a recommended ANSI position and any comments will be developed and presented at the ANSI ISO Committee (AIC) for approval before ISO's voting deadline of July 8, 2021.

ANSI has published an explanatory information document outlining the process used to develop U.S. positions in issues and activities under consideration by ISO and IEC.

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