looks like ISO is leaping on "the money for nothing" gravy train. the ISO commercial policies steering group (CPSG) is proposing a royalty on the commercial use of ISO language, country and currency codes. the reason? the necessity for a number of ISO standards to be published as databases.......gosh darned databases again.
tim berners-lee has fired off a letter to ISO's president dr. smoot. while this shakes itself out, better not go around mumbling "en" or "US" in a commercial sort of way.