The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Craig Schultz

 

Title

TRU #05 to make playback devices

No.

040119schultz02r01

 

Name:

Craig Schultz

Affiliation/additional information:

Multimedia Architectures

Date submitted:

2004/01/19

 

#

Criteria

Description

1.

Name of TRU

Making playback devices.

2.

Summary description of TRU

The ability to manufacture or otherwise create devices for accessing Digital media.

3.

Use records of TRU

Manufacturers have been able to make playback devices for any type of content that has been available.

4.

Nature of TRU

Until the advent of the DVD, there was no “active” restriction on who could manufacture and market what.  Previous to that, one may have needed to license technology but with DVD, those wishing to manufacture and market devices must be party to the DVD trust management system which is digitally enforced.

5.

Benefits of TRU

The more manufacturers there are creating products for Digital media, the wider the market for Digital media will become.

6.

Possible digital support

Trust management.

7.

Requirements

Support for trust/risk management systems.

8.

References