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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
> The International DOI Foundation (IDF) and Japan-based Content ID Forum
(cIDf) agreed to collaborate on building infrastructure for > management
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; 
> 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 >
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

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:


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