Global Data Licensing Committee
The Global Data Licensing Committee represents the worldwide IAGC membership and provides input and guidance on IAGC’s position and strategy regarding industry, governmental and legal developments relating to data disclosure and confidentiality regulations, intellectual property rights and licensing practices as they affect the non-exclusive (“speculative”) geophysical data business. This committee produces and maintains recommended guidelines and model contractual language – including the IAGC Guidelines for Geophysical Data-Use Licenses. The committee educates government and industry on data licensing issues and provides a forum for debate through appropriate conferences and workshops on the subject. The committee is also responsible for overseeing related workgroups for key priorities and objectives.
The Global Data Licensing Committee members shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. The committee shall be Chaired by IAGC Governing Members on a voluntary and rotational basis. The committee Chair and Vice-Chair will be nominated by the Board of Directors and elected by the Executive Committee. Once elected, the Chair and Vice-Chair will serve in their roles for two years.
Vince Thielen, CGG
Peter Jones, WesternGeco
- Provide input and direction to the IAGC regarding key priorities in data disclosure and confidentiality regulations, intellectual property rights and licensing practices as they affect the non-exclusive (“speculative”) geophysical data business.
- Create and direct IAGC Data Licensing workgroups that address issues in the non-exclusive geophysical data business to ensure consistency on overarching goals and objectives of the IAGC and provide input in guidance documents as appropriate.
- Manage IAGC Data Licensing workgroup membership participation to ensure the appropriate personnel are appointed to each workgroup.
- Continue to monitor and engage in developing issues and concerns that may impact members freedom to operate.
- Provide all members with a discussion/information exchange forum on the issues related to Americas in adherence with IAGC’s Anti-Trust/Competitive policies and procedures.