IEEE P1484.4 LTSC Digital Rights Expression Language (DREL) Magda Mourad – Chair Juliette Adams – Co-Chair Jon Mason – Technical Editor IEEE-LTSC Meetings Chicago, Illinois, USA June 19th, 2003
DREL Agenda Thursday June 19th, 16:30 - 17:00 Digital Rights Expression Language (DREL) • Quick overview of WG activities update Chair Friday June 20th, 10:30 - 12:00 Digital Rights Expression Language (DREL) • Review of requirements gathered Co-Chair • Review of DREL Survey Chair
Objectives: • Overall DREL WG activities review and quick update
Old Business • Established liaison with MPEG (SC29) & CEN/ISSS • Reviewed DREL’s known to us: • MPEG REL • ODRL (ODRL initiative). • Reviewed related technologies & models. • Produced Draft White Paper in October. • White paper released in December 2002 for SG review then submitted to LTSC.
P1484.4 - PAR • Title: • “Recommended Practice for Digital Rights Expression Languages (DRELs) Suitable for eLearning Technologies” • Timeline • A new PAR development process started on December’ 2002. • The PAR was completed and received by the IEEE Standards Office on February 17th, 2003. • The above PAR was approved by the NesCom on May 15th, 2003. • Organization of WG activities started on March 17th, 2003.
P1484.4 – Purpose • The purpose of this project is to facilitate the creation, management and delivery of digital content for eLearning by technology that implements digital rights expression languages.
P1484.4 – Scope • This project will produce a recommended practice or guide identifying digital rights requirements for eLearning technologies. • These requirements will be aligned with the most widely known standards-based specifications for digital rights expression languages that are being adopted or developed by international, regional, national and private organizations and consortia. • The recommended practice or guide will determine what, if any, extensions are needed so that these digital rights expression languages can meet the identified requirements. • The working group intends to submit a recommended practice or guide for balloting within one year.
P1484.4 – Project Goals • The goal of this 12-month Project is to draft a technical document to: • Come up with digital rights requirements for eLearning • Map requirements to existing and specified digital rights languages • Determine what, if any, extensions are needed to these digital rights languages • What’s next?
WG Officers • WG Chair: • Magda Mourad • Co-Chair: • Juliette Adams • Technical Editor • Jon Mason
P1484.4 WG – Work to Date • Defined: tasks, deliverables, and work plan. • Established biweekly WG committee tele-meetings • Circulated a request (call 1) for Input on Educational and Training Requirements: “DREL Requirements – Request for Input ”– lead: Juliette Adams • Circulated a request (call 2) for volunteers and input on relevant standards and specs: “Surveying Relevant Digital Rights Expression Language (DREL) Standards & Specifications”–lead: Magda Mourad.
P1484.4 – Update “DREL Requirements – Request for Input ” Participants: •Midwest Instructional Technology Center •Mitchell Bonnett •Peter Schirling, IBM •Purdue University •Ralph Anina •Renato Iannella, IPRSystems •Robin Cover, ISOGEN •Stephen Downes, Alberta University •Stephen P Sarapata, The Ohio State University •Susanne Guth, vienna university •University of Chicago Library •Vipin Pillai, SCORM •William Trippe, Gilbane Report •Chad Kainz, University of Chicago •Chris Barlas, Rightscom •Claude Ostyn, Click2Learn •Dan Rehak, CMU •Elizabeth Gadd, Loughborough University •Fred Beshears, Berkeley •George Koch, ADLNet •Harry Piccariello, ContentGuard •James Daziel, COLIS •James Simon, Sun MicroSystems •Jon Mason, EducationAU •Juliette Adams, Scholastic, Inc •Leah Berkhoff, Lethbridge College (CA) •Magda Mourad, IBM
P1484.4 – Update “DREL Requirements – Request for Input ” Target Segments: • k-12 and Publishers: Juliette Adams • Higher Education: Chad Kainz • Vocational Training: Jon Mason • Enterprise Training: George Koch (ADLNet), Vipin Pillai (SCORM) • Adult and Community: TBD
P1484.4 – Update “DREL Requirements – Request for Input ” Leveraging Other Groups’ Work • Sources of DREL requirements: • OeBF Rights Grammar Requirements (March 2003) • CEN/ISSS Educational Copyright License Conditions (May 2003) • CEN-ISSS-SC36 Requirements • MPEG-21 DRM Requirements • Groups that are working on tangentially related activities: • IMS Learning Design • IEEE CMI WG
P1484.4 – Update “DREL Requirements – Request for Input ” • Issues and Strategies
P1484.4 – Update “DREL Requirements – Request for Input ” Next Steps • Read through the OeBF and post to reflector feedback on structure and scope of document • Discuss with OeBF possible harmonization of efforts • Continue bi-weekly conference calls to discuss compilation of requirements and comments • Consolidate and finalize requirements by 7/18
P1484.4 – Update “Surveying Relevant DREL Standards & Specifications” • Volunteers: • Susanne Guth (Academia, Austria) - ODRL • Christopher Shamburg (Comcast) - MPEG REL • Cara Wang (Academia, China) – IEEE 1420.1b1999 (IEEE Std 1420.1b-1999 – IEEE Standard for Information Technology – Software Reuse, IP Rights Framework) • Chris Barlas (Rightscom) • Peter Schirling (IBM) • Erik Duval (Academia, Belgium)
P1484.4 – Update “Surveying Relevant DREL Standards & Specifications” Surveying Relevant DRELs • Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL ) • MPEG Rights Expression Language (MPEG REL) • Open e-Book (OeB) • IEEE Standard for Information Technology – Software Reuse, IP Rights Framework (IEEE Std 1420.1b-1999)
P1484.4 – Update “Surveying Relevant DREL Standards & Specifications” Surveying significant initiatives : • MPEG-21 (Motion Picture Experts Group – 21) • OASIS • CEN/ISSS Workshop on Learning Technology • IMS Global Learning Consortium • The Open Knowledge Initiative • Indecs2rdd Rights Description Dictionary • ONIX (Online Information Exchange) Metadata Specification • OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) Rights Expression Language
P1484.4 – Update “Surveying Relevant DREL Standards & Specifications” Issues • Availability of time and resources. • Clearing all Patents and Copy Rights issues: • Conforming with the IEEE Patent Policy. • Clearing any copyrights issues for sharing relevant technical documents.
P1484.4 – Update “Surveying Relevant DREL Standards & Specifications” Next Steps • Complete information gathering • Compile findings • Consolidate findings and meet our work plan deadlines. • Receive letters of Assurance from Patent holders.
THANK YOU! Please see LTSC-DREL web site for Detailed Documentation
PAR Scope • These requirements will be aligned with the most widely known standards-based specifications for digital rights expression languages that are being adopted or developed by international, regional, national and private organizations and consortia.
“Surveying Relevant DREL Standards & Specifications • The subcommittee of the LTSC-DREL WG will focus its study on surveying the existing specifications that may be considered to be rights expression languages, more specifically the DREL that are most general and that are getting the most attention in industries related to learning, education and training
Other Factors • Conformance with the IEEE Patent Policy. • Clearing any copyrights issues for sharing relevant technical documents