[time-nuts] Fwd: Re: law and regulation applying to time.. was Re: OOPS on my wwv legal post

Dr. Götz Romahn goetz at g-romahn.de
Fri Aug 31 05:30:22 EDT 2018

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Betreff: Re: [time-nuts] law and regulation applying to time.. was Re: 
OOPS on my wwv legal post
Datum: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:25:44 +0200
Von: Dr. Götz Romahn <goetz at g-romahn.de>
An: Dr. David Kirkby <drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk>

For German regulations see here:

Am 31.08.2018 um 00:30 schrieb Dr. David Kirkby:
> On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 at 14:03, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> There may well be a law in the United States, probably buried in some
>> enabling or appropriating bill, that says "The Department of Commerce
>> shall provide national standards for mass, time, voltage, etc."  but
>> that doesn't say "and all residents of the United States shall use only
>> the standard provided by the Department of Commerce, and no other"
>> What about Germany? Notoriously it is "Das Land der Gebote, der
>> Vorschriften, und der Verbote."  (Commandments, regulations, and
>> prohibitions)
> In the UK there are laws requiring metric for most things - beer being one
> obvious exception I can think of, as I had 3 pints today.
> https://www.gov.uk/guidance/packaged-goods-weights-and-measures-regulations
> That said, it references the "1985 Weights and measures Act"
> http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/72/contents
> which refers to "United Kingdom primary standards and authorised copies of
> the primary standards."
> The United Kingdom primary standards shall be—
> (a)in the case of the yard, the bar described in Part I of Schedule 2 to
> this Act;
> (b)in the case of the pound, the cylinder described in Part II of that
> Schedule;
> (c)in the case of the metre, the bar described in Part III of that Schedule;
> (d)in the case of the kilogram, the cylinder described in Part IV of that
> Schedule.
> Then going to the metre definition, it talks of an X shaped bar
> http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/72/schedule/2
> I believe that is almost certainly the one held at NPL, and was on display
> at the recent "NPL Open House". However, it makes no reference to NPL
> directly.
> There was a case of a butcher not too far from me who refused to sell meat
> in kg.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/629763.stm
> I believe he died before going to prison, but he was quite adamant he would
> not sell in kg. It would have been interesting if he priced his meat at £12
> / 0.45454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454545454 kg,
> which would be £12/pound.
> When it comes to time (the subject of this list), I'm not sure where the UK
> stands legally. I will ask on the newgroup uk.legal.moderated
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uk.legal.moderated
> which is visited by solicitors, students of law, and people wanting legal
> advice.
> Dr David Kirkby Ph.D C.Eng MIET
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Götz Romahn

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