The Digital Media Manifesto

 

Source

L. Chiariglione

Title

Definition of terms for DMP specifications

No.

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This is a first contribution toward the development of a DMP vocabulary for DMP specifications. Note that no claim is made about completeness and accuracy.

  

Authorised domain

The ensemble of devices, delivery systems and interfaces which are employed under the control of an end-user to use content within and possibly outside of a properly defined environment

Conditional access

A system where users can only be granted or not granted access to content/services

Content description

Additional information distinct from but directly related to content. It can be of an objective nature (e.g. indices, start/end time, creator, metadata extracted automatically from the content itself etc.) or of a subjective nature (e.g. rating according to some criteria, notes etc.)

Creator

The user who performs the first and may perform one or more of the other following functions

  • creating content
  • setting usage rules
  • setting licensing terms

Digital Rights Management

A system of IT components and services along with corresponding law, policies and business models which strive to distribute and control IP and its rights (NIST)

Delivery provider

A user performing the function of delivering content between any two or more user

DRM Platform

A framework that enables management of user rights and protection of content under a variety of business models for content usage

DRM Solution

A specific implementation of a DRM Platform

DRM Technology

Any type of technology that can be used in the implementation of a DRM solution

End-user

The user who performs the last and may perform one or more of the other following functions

  • service search
  • transaction initiation
  • service activation
  • content consumption
Fixation The embodiment of information in a form that can be perceived by a human, reproduced or communicated through a device.

(Device) Manufacturer

The user who performs the first and may perform one or more of the other following functions

  • devices manufacturing
  • device distribution
  • device software renewal
  • devices revocation

Service provider

The user who performs the first three and may perform one or more of the other following functions

  • content aggregation
  • content protection
  • usage rules application
  • content delivery
  • transaction processing
  • usage information collection and aggregation

Storage

The temporary or persistent holding of a piece of content using local or remote storage capacity

Time Shifting

Using content at a different time than it was intended to be used