SAE International Papers and Standards No Longer "Locked Down" by DRM Security

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 14, 2013 -  Effective Feb. 14, customers purchasing SAE International technical papers, standards and some eBooks, no longer will need to have the Digital Rights Management (DRM) FileOpen plug-in to access the documents.

SAE International is making the change to better address the needs of its customers by introducing new platforms and solutions to deliver a simpler approach to accessing documents purchased via the SAE website.

“This is a natural progression in SAE International’s digital information strategy,” Michael Thompson, Manager of Electronic Publishing for SAE International, said. “SAE International offers a tremendous amount of useful and relevant technical information for mobility engineering professionals, and we want to make it more easily accessible.”

All electronic document purchases can be downloaded directly from the SAE website without the need to install FileOpen Plugin.  As an additional benefit, SAE will retain copies of your purchased document in a personalized MyLibrary account, available via our website.  This will enable customers to recover any documents lost due to hardware replacements or files being corrupted

Available documents include:


- SAE Technical Papers – 1906-present
- All current SAE Ground Vehicle Standards (SAE J-Reports)
- All current Aerospace Material Specifications (SAE AMS)
- All current Aerospace Standards

The next step in this process will be the launch of SAE International’s “MyLibrary Mobile App,” which should be available in the March/April timeframe. The new app will offer a new delivery channel for SAE International customers to access products and services via mobile-friendly technology.

For questions or problems regarding accessing of documents, please contact SAE Customer Service via email: or by telephone 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. & Canada) or 1-724-776-4970 (outside U.S. and Canada).

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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