DRM Interoperability Specifications Now Available Online
Coral Consortium's Public Release of Specs for Developers, Designers & Content Creators
Fremont, CA, June 14, 2006 – The Coral Consortium today announced the first public release of its interoperability framework and home media domain specifications, bringing closer its goal of delivering an open, voluntary standard for interoperability between consumer content management and digital rights management (DRM) technologies for consumer devices and services. The Coral Consortium also announced that its membership has grown and now includes VeriSign, Inc. and Thomson.
"Anyone interested in digital content distribution can now see how our technology works, and how it can be used to create interoperable domains in consumers' homes," said Jack Lacy, president of the Coral Consortium. "These specifications represent continued and unprecedented consensus among the Coral Consortium's broad and growing membership. We have worked together to define interoperable content distribution solutions that are intuitive and service-rich for consumers while being robust and secure enough for content providers."
The specifications, which are available under evaluation agreement from www.coral-interop.org, include the core interoperability framework with support for content usage across systems that use different DRMs. They also include the specification of a home media domain that uses the interoperability framework to unify access to content across the media devices in a typical consumer household. Together these specifications enable consumers to acquire and use protected content without having to worry about underlying technologies and formats.
These specifications provide software vendors, device makers and service providers with an approach to interoperability that can be broadly applied to content distribution scenarios. The Coral Consortium specifications will enable a consumer to allocate their devices as members of their domain so that all their content can flow freely among those devices. It will also enable the consumer to store their rights online. This will not only provide users with access to their content from remote locations but will also protect the consumer's rights in the event of equipment failure and even catastrophic loss.
All of this will make it easy for consumers to use their content across all domain devices without requiring them to make choices about DRM or copy protection technology
About The Coral Consortium
The Coral Consortium seeks to ensure interoperability so that today's digital music and video can be easily accessed and enjoyed, regardless of the service provider or the device. While recent innovations in digital media distribution provide consumers with new channels to acquire music and video, proprietary differences still exist in underlying DRM or content protection technology. At times, these technologies conflict and prevent consumers from playing content packaged and distributed using one DRM technology on a device that supports a different DRM technology. The Consortium's focus is a new technology layer that will allow existing DRM solutions to co-exist, thereby promoting content and devices that play well together.
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