This is the final version of Emily S. Bremer's Incorporation by Reference Report, as published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy in January 2013.
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This article, published in Standards Engineering, the official SES Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, March/April 2013, provides an introduction to the ongoing debate over public access to copyrighted technical standards incorporated by reference into regulation. It is reproduced here with the permission of SES, the Society for Standards Professionals.