ISO/IEC 21000-21:2017 Preview

Information technology -- Multimedia framework (MPEG-21) -- Part 21: Media contract ontology

ISO/IEC 21000-21:2017 specifies an ontology for representing contracts in the Multimedia Framework formed for the transaction of MPEG-21 Digital Items or services related to the MPEG-21 Framework.

Media Contract Ontology (MCO) aims to digitally express agreements made in environments using ISO/IEC 21000. These agreements are contracts for transactions of content packed as Digital Items, as well as for services provided around this content by means of a sematic representation.

The range of contracts under scope are as follows:

- contracts about transactions on rights for the exploitation of content as MPEG-21 Digital Items;

- contracts about the provision of MPEG-21-based services, like delivery, identification, encryption, search and others.

However, MCO can also be used as electronic format for contracts on the trade of media rights beyond the MPEG framework.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2017-05
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 84
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
    Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information
  • 35.040.40
    Coding of audio, video, multimedia and hypermedia information

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