The Digital Media Project  

Source

GA03

Date

2004/07/15

Title

DMP Work Plan

No.

0143/Osaka

 

DMP Work Plan 

Work Item #1

 

Title

Traditional Rights and Usages (TRU)

Nature of AD

Recommended Actions

Description

The DMP Technical Specifications, namely Interoperable DRM Platform (IDP), Interoperable End-user Devices (IED) and possibly End-to-End Conformance (EEC)  are designed to be capable of supporting a variety of usages, some of which are a direct mapping of usages that have existed since possibly the beginning of the media industry and have achieved different status in different jurisdictions.

The TRU RA is developed with the purpose of facilitating the deployment of DMP IDPs and IEDs by providing a neutral description of the potential problems in their use.

The target audience of the TRU RA are specific legislative environments to help them produce the most appropriate regulations of DMP IDPs and IEDs.

Time line

CfC

October

2004

WD1

January

2005

WD2

April

2005

WD3

July

2005

RA

October

2005

 

DC in charge

TBD

Liaisons

TBD

 

 

Work Item #2

 

Title

Phasing out Analogue Legacies (PAL)

Nature of AD

Recommended Actions

Description

In the history of media different jurisdictions have developed different mechanisms to cope with the peculiar nature of intellectual property associated with media. In the transition to a full-digital world these mechanisms show increasingly their inability to cope with the new digital environment that is being created.

The DMP Technical Specifications, namely Interoperable DRM Platform (IDP), Interoperable End-user Devices (IED) and possibly End-to-End Conformance (EEC)  are likely to render obsolete several of those mechanisms. On the other hand the management of the transition is is by no means straightforward.

The PAL RA is developed with the purpose of helping legislative environments to plan a phasing-out policy by highlighting the DMP IDP and IED features that justify an eventual abolishment of unjustified analogue legacies.

Time line

CfC

January

2005

WD1

April

2005

WD2

July

2005

RA

October

2005

 

DC in charge

TBD

Liaisons

TBD

 

 

Work Item #3

 

Title

Deployment of Broadband Access (DBA)

Nature of AD

Recommended Actions

Description

Broadband access can provide significant benefits to citizens because it lets them access and communicate digital media in much richer form that possible today. Most of the new possibilities, however, require or are greatly enhanced by the availability of Interoperable DRM Platform (IDP), Interoperable End-user Devices (IED) and possibly End-to-End Conformance (EEC) . Conversely, a diffuse deployment of broadband will accelerate the introduction of IDP and IED.

The DBA RA is developed with the purpose of identifying the principal obstacles the prevent an accelerated deployment of broadband access with features (e.g. bandwidth) capable of supporting rich digital media.

Time line

CfC

January

2005

WD1

April

2005

WD2

July

2005

RA

October

2005

 

DC in charge

TBD

Liaisons

TBD

 

 

Work Item #4

 

Title

Development of and Access to Standards (DAS)

Nature of AD

Recommended Actions

Description

Standards play an important role in creating and sustaining a vibrant digital media industry. However, actual exploitability of standards is becoming more and more difficult and is endangering the nascent digital media market.

The DAS RA is developed with the purpose of making a survey of the most serious obstacles and making proposals that can improve the way standards are developed and accessed by industry users.

Time line

CfC

January

2005

WD1

April

2005

WD2

July

2005

RA

October

2005

 

DC in charge

TBD

Liaisons

TBD

 

 

Work Item #5

 

Title

Interoperable DRM Platform (IDP)

Nature of AD

Technical Specification

Description

Identification of functions of the value-chain and specification of interfaces and protocols that enable the establishment of value-chain players that are capable of interoperating with other value-chain players

Time line

CfP

October

2004

WD1

January

2005

WD2

April

2005

WD3

July

2005

TS

October

2005

 

DC in charge

TBD

Liaisons

TBD

 

 

Work Item #6

 

Title

Portable Audio-Video Devices (PAV)

Nature of AD

Technical Specification

Description

Development of Technical Specification of audio and audio-visual devices that are capable of accessing and acting upon a class of Governed Gontent.

PAV will define a particular class of IEDs and be compatible with them.

PAV will contain the conformance tools required by the TS.

Time line

CfP

July

2004

WD1

October

2004

WD2

January

2005

TS

April

2005

 

DC in charge

TBD

Liaisons

TBD

 

 

Work Item #7

 

Title

Interoperable End-user Devices (IED)

Nature of AD

Technical Specification

Description

Development of a TS of general end-user devices that are capable of interoperating with the DMP Interoperable DRM Platform (IDP).

Time line

CfP

October

2004

WD1

January

2005

WD2

April

2005

WD3

July

2005

TS

October

2005

 

DC in charge

TBD

Liaisons

TBD

 

 

Work Item #8

 

Title

End-to-End Conformance (EEC)

Nature of AD

Recommended Practices

Description

Development of RPs to enable value-chain players to determine the conformity of another value-chain player to the DMP TSs.

Time line

CfP

July

2005

WD1

October

2005

WD2

January

2006

WD3

April

2006

RP

July

2006

 

DC in charge

TBD

Liaisons

TBD