The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Craig Schultz

 

Title

TRU #14 for Personal editing

No.

040119schultz01r01

 

Name:

Craig Schultz

Affiliation/additional information:

Multimedia Architectures

Date submitted:

2004/01/19

 

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Criteria

Description

1.

Name of TRU

The ability to edit digital media for one’s personal use.

2.

Summary description of TRU

The User may edit, reorganize, mix or transform the Digital media as the User chooses as long as the User does not (re)distribute the edited results.

3.

Use records of TRU

Although with books, the ability to edit has been limited to making annotations in the margins or scribbling doodles on the blank pages, with reel to reel, 8-track and cassette (both audio and video) recorders, one could make compilations of favorite titles as well as mix together different content to create something totally new.

4.

Nature of TRU

Current copyright law restricts the right to reproduce or create derivatives to the copyright owner.  The copyright owner can of course authorize others to make reproductions and/or derivatives as well.

5.

Benefits of TRU

Users are able to gain more enjoyment from and be more interactive with Digital media.

Gifted Users may be able to use their home creations to begin new careers and become another source of Digital media

6.

Possible digital support

Flexible rights management that allows changes and edits to be retained or allows the creation of new Digital media which then can not be (re)distributed.

7.

Requirements

Support for editing DRM governed Digital media.

8.

References

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