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Digital rights language support for evolving digital cinema requirements
Author(s): Xavier Orri; Joan-Maria Mas; Benoit M. M. Macq
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Paper Abstract

Digital cinema can be defined as the digital electronic distribution and display of theatrical film content or live material to the theatre. However, this simple definition does not reflect the complex mesh of balanced business relationships between the different parties involved in the worldwide cinematic distribution. Its transition from an analogue to a digital business will happen progressively, starting with only content being digitally distributed and going until an all-digital business. From these facts derive strong requirements on digital rights management (DRM) systems for digital cinema and therefore on the digital rights language supporting it. This paper explores the requirements imposed by the cinematic distribution model and by its progressive transition to digital, and the impact these have on digital rights languages. We analyze the support provided by different digital rights languages, identifying weaknesses and exploring solutions in fulfilling the requirements of the digital cinema distribution model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5020, Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents V, (20 June 2003);
Show Author Affiliations
Xavier Orri, Octalis S.A. (Belgium)
Joan-Maria Mas, Octalis S.A. (Belgium)
Benoit M. M. Macq, Univ. Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5020:
Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents V
Edward J. Delp III; Ping Wah Wong, Editor(s)

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