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DOI and Content ID Forum to collaborate


Apropos of my recent item in the ICSTI News, the ICSTI Office received
the following message as part of DOI News:

> The International DOI Foundation Service Announcement 08-01
>
> SHARING INFORMATION: BUILDING GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE MEDIA INDUSTRIES
>
> The International DOI Foundation (IDF) and Japan-based Content ID Forum
(cIDf) agreed to collaborate on building infrastructure for > management
of
digital intellectual property.  Both organizations develop
specifications for
content identification and metadata that enable > e-commerce and rights
transactions for copyrighted information (http://www.doi.org; 
http://www.cidf.org/english/index.html).
>
> Norman Paskin, Director of the IDF, and Hiroshi Yasuda, President of cIDf,
agreed, "Convergence rather than divergence of the two systems
> will benefit the wider community of users.  The similarity in approach of
these two major initiatives was recognized as ground to reconcile >
differences
to create interoperable infrastructure.  IDF and cIDf will share
information on
system development and work with open
> collaborations such as participation in MPEG-21 (Moving Picture Experts
Group).

This is presumably good news as far as it goes, the Newsletter has other
items on DOI activities. If you are interested the URL is:

http://www.doi.org/overview/sys_overview_021601.html

Bye, Barry
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