The Digital Media Project  
Source L. Chiariglione
Title Definitions and Acronyms of Value-chain Users No. 040905chiariglione03


Definitions and Acronyms of Value-chain Users

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Value-Chain User

Acr.

Definition

1.       

Author

AUT

A User who creates Works

2.       

Performer

PRF

A User who Uses Works to make Content

3.       

Collective Management Society

CMS

A User who provides collective representation to its member Authors or Performers

4.       

Producer

PRD

A User who produces Content

5.       

Publisher

PBL

A User who makes Content available to the public

6.       

Syndicator

SND

A User who manages and provides Content to Retailers using a variety of  purchase options

7.       

Metadata Service provider

MTP

A User who recognises, assigns, delivers and processes structured metadata

8.       

Mediation Service provider

MDP

A User who provides mediator/agent Services to broker “closed” information such as actor identity

9.       

Resolution Service provider

RSP

A User who provides the Service of mapping disparate sets of Metadata

10.   

Repository

RPS

A User who offers Services to name, describe, locate, access, manage, and secure information about Content

11.   

Monitoring Service provider

MNP

A User who provides Use Data information in aggregated form

12.   

Marketer

MKT

A User who provides promotional, sale enhancement, brand enhancement and Merchandising Services

13.   

Aggregator

AGG

A User who provides procuring, packaging, presenting, cataloguing, archiving, indexing and promoting Services typically to Retailers

14.   

Retailer

RTL

A User who sells or Licenses Content to an End-user

15.   

Technology licensing provider

TLP

A User who provides Device Manufacturers and Platform providers with a license to utilise patented technology to make Devices and Platforms

16.   

Device Manufacturer

DVM

A User who manufactures or assembles hardware and/or software components to make Devices

17.   

Connectivity provider

CNP

A User who provides point-to-point or point-to-multipoint connectivity between Users

18.   

Network Service provider

NTP

A User who provides IP (or equivalent) services and typically various other services above it, e.g. guarantee of quality of service

19.   

Platform Service provider

PLP

A User who provides services on (parts of) the technology infrastructure of a Value-chain

20.   

Security provider

SCP

A User who provides technologies and services related to the security technologies and all levels of relevant computer and network security solutions

21.   

Certificate Authority

CRA

A User who issues digital certificates used to create digital signatures and public-private key pair

22.   

Conformance certification provider

CCP

A User who provides conformance, robustness and encoding rules along with certification of satisfying same.

23.   

Clearing House

CLH

A User who collects Value Expressions from other Users to distribute to Right Holders for the purchase of Use Rights over a given instance of Content

24.   

Financial Service provider

FSP

A User who provides the infrastructure for financial transactions, and accept deposits and channel the money into lending activities

25.   

End-user

ENU

The last User in a Value-chain

26.   

Reseller

RSL A User who possesses the Right, acquired by sale, License or other transfer, to control the disposition and transfer of Content from End-users to different End-users

27.   

Public Authority

PBA

A User who provides rules relating to the Use of Content and taxation on transactions related to Content.