The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Craig Schultz

Title

TRU #03 of space shifting

No.

040115schultz01

 

Name:

Craig Schultz

Affiliation/additional information:

Multimedia Architectures

Date submitted:

2004/01/15

 

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Criteria

Description

1.

Name of TRU

Space shifting

2.

Summary description of TRU

Digital media can be accessed wherever the User is.

3.

Use records of TRU

With albums, cassettes and more recently CDs, the User has been able to enjoy the content on the various media wherever the User has access to a device of the proper type.

4.

Nature of TRU

Historically, once a User bought physical media containing audio or in the more recent case of VCDs, video, the User could access the audio or video anywhere they happened to be at any given time as long as they had a device to play the physical media on.  Distribution agreements may determine when a given title was available in a specific area but once the User bought a title that was available, the User had full access to the title anywhere, including places it might not yet be available through contracted business channels.  Since the User’s access to the title was for personal use, even accessing titles in a region in which they are not yet available would have no impact on the business of the distributors.

But, it also must be understood that some content is acceptable in some regions/localities and not in others.

5.

Benefits of TRU

Users don’t have to worry about their content becoming invalidated if they move permanently from one region to another or are just traveling for a period of time.

6.

Possible digital support

None needed

7.

Requirements

None

8.

References