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The following contains frequently asked questions and helpful information on issues surrounding licensing.

  • You can save PDF files at a single work station and use them there for your own purposes once the download has been paid for. This means that you cannot load these files into your company intranet and use them there. Printing, saving and producing single paper copies are only permitted within the narrow limits of copyright. There may be further restrictions at the time of ordering.

  • A network licence allows you to reproduce the documents you ordered solely for in-house purposes. You can also make your standards collection available to other staff members via your company intranet. Please note: Having a licence does not mean you have bought the documents. The licence fee covers the time you can make the documents accessible within your network and needs to be renewed each year. The cost of the documents themselves still has to be paid.

  • "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.

  • We - and copyright law - see it so: "Reproduction" or "duplication" is any form of copying a DIN Standard, be it by photocopying, printing, filming, scanning or even copying out by hand .… or turning it into an oil painting! By the way, this also applies to other technical rules.

  • Go to the DIN website and fill out the online form under "Standards and the law" > "Standards and copyright". The form asks you to list which standard(s) or excerpts from standards you want to reproduce and what the purpose is (advertising, technical literature, educational, etc.)

  • Of course there are! For example, you may want to cite the text or parts thereof in technical literature, use standards for educational purposes, or distribute them to customers, partners or other third parties not belonging to your company. Or you may want to create an advertising brochure, develop software, etc. that involves text(s) from a standard. In this case, please refer to the online information available at the DIN website under "Standards and the law" > "Standards and copyright". The Legal Department for the DIN Group can help you with further questions.

  • Unfortunately not. A DIN Standards network licence only covers documents published by DIN. Each technical rule publisher sets their own conditions with which all users must comply. Beuth Verlag offers a wide range of network licences on our web shop. Go to  network licences. In most cases we can help you directly, with one exception:  DIN Standards with VDE classification. These must be ordered directly from VDE Verlag.

  • 1. Simultaneous user:
    With this model, you choose the number of users who can use a document at the same time. This is also called a "floating licence".

    2. Number of users:
    The cost of this model is based on the number of users who will access the documents.

    3. Company size:
    Here the cost is based on the total number of employees in your company. The number of actual users plays no role here. If your company has several sites, the number of employees at all sites taken together will be used for price calculation.

    4. Number of sites:
    The price is calculated based on the number of company sites (number of different postal addresses). It’s that simple.

  • Each technical rule publisher lays down their own calculation model and fee. Most publishers only offer one calculation model and it is not usually negotiable!

  • DIN membership includes the right to reproduce DIN Standards (excluding DIN Standards with VDE classification) for own use in a company intranet. Thus, DIN Members do not have to obtain a separate network licence for DIN Standards.

  • Licence fees normally cover a period of one year. If you do not cancel within the stated cancellation period, the licence will automatically be renewed for a further year. Beuth Verlag must be informed of any changes if, for example, the licence is to cover:

    • More standards
    • More users
    • More company sites
  • The Beuth web shop
    The Beuth web shop lists the wide range of network licences we offer. Go to network licences for more information and order forms.

    Once you have submitted an online order form we will send an invoice for the current calendar year, starting from the time or order. This invoice also serves as verification of your order.

    The licence will be automatically renewed for the next calendar year based on your current information.

    Request forms
    Some technical rules must be ordered directly from the issuer. Fill out the online request form on our web shop under "Network licences". We will then contact the publisher for you, who will then provide an offer.

    It is important to note
    Licences for standards collections published outside of Germany (except for ISO Standards) are not automatically renewed. That means you must contact themselves to cancel or change user parameters.

  • Send us an e-mail at least 4 weeks before your licence runs out.

    It is important to note:
    Please make sure that when the licence runs out it is no longer possible to access the standards via your network.

  • Licence management using your current standards management solution
    Maybe you already have one of our standards management solutions, or are looking for a system for making standards management easier. We are happy to consult with you on-site, and explain how you can implement your documents in such a way that all licensing conditions are met. We will also point out any tools which you still might need. A web conference can be arranged, depending on the type and extent of the consultation. We will be happy to send you a non-binding offer tailored to your needs.

    Licence management using the Beuth Standards Manager
    Do you already have or plan to buy Perinorm or e-NORM? Then our Beuth Standards Manager can also take on your licence management, The Standards Manager will take time-consuming tasks off your hands, leaving your standards department time to focus on other priorities. including standards purchasing as well as monitoring licence conditions. The Standards Manager will take time-consuming tasks off your hands, leaving your standards department time to focus on other priorities. We will be happy to send you an individual offer.

  • You need to have a account to order a multi-user licence via the Beuth web shop. This is why you first need to register if you do not yet have a user account. Once you have registered you can order the multi-user licence via your account.

    You only have access to multi-user licences via the Online Library; you cannot download pdfs.

  • When you purchase a multi-user licence you will be given a new user name and password. Depending on how many work stations you have purchased licences for, more than one user can use these access data to access documents in the Online Library at the same time.

    eBooks or eBook packages can also be accessed using an IP address. If you wish to purchase a multi-user licence based on your IP address, please contact our Customer Service directly.