Survey on Digital Rights Management

Lawrence Daressa (LD@newsreel.org)
Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:54:37 -0800

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HELP SHAPE THE SHAPE OF DIGITAL AV DELIVERY

Bullfrog Films, California Newsreel, First Run/ Icarus Films, and Women =
Make Movies recently announced the formation of the Independent Film =
Distributors' Licensing Consortium (IFD'LC). The Consortium was =
established with the objective of constructing a common approach for the =
licensing and delivery of digital content to educational institutions, =
such as school, colleges, universities, and public libraries.
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The Consortium's first step will be to conduct a survey of their =
customers in January, on key issues relating to digital licensing, =
delivery, and usage. To better inform this process, and with the =
objective of initiating a collaborative approach with our customers and =
the community of film/video users, we would like to encourage your help =
in formulating the specifics of our survey.=20
What do you think are the core questions we should be asking in order to =
help us formulate best practices for our work together over the next few =
years? Below are some of our first thoughts:=20

1. How is digital delivery being incorporated into your institution? if =
infrastructure is in place or being developed, what are the =
technologies, standards, formats, and rights and asset management =
practices being implemented? =20

2. What is the projected state of the institutions system of digital =
delivery and usage in 2 years? Does your institution have a developed =
digital delivery initiative?=20

3. What is the current approach to digital licensing for existing =
collections and future acquisitions. how does this approach relate to =
current and projected strategies of video acquisition, collection =
development, and budgetary allocation?=20

Our intention at this point in the process is not for you to answer the =
questions above, as the survey will be sent to a broad cross section of =
our customers, but rather to offer your input about the questions you =
think the consortium should be asking. Specific questions that your =
institution has dealt with or is dealing with are welcomed as are more =
general queries.=20

The IFD'LC is working with media consultant Robin Vachal to research, =
develop and carry out this the survey. Your comments and questions may =
be sent directly to Robin at robin.vachal@gmail.com =
<mailto:robin.vachal@gmail.com>=20

Thank you for your help, and we look forward to working with you.=20

Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.=20

Lawrence Daressa
California Newsreel
500 Third Street, #505
San Francisco, CA 94107
phone: 415-284-7800 x302
fax: 415-284-7801
ld@newsreel.org
www.newsreel.org

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Survey on Digital Rights Management

HELP SHAPE THE = SHAPE OF DIGITAL AV DELIVERY


Bullfrog Films, California = Newsreel, First Run/ Icarus Films, and Women Make Movies recently = announced the formation of the Independent Film Distributors' Licensing = Consortium (IFD’LC). The Consortium was established with the = objective of constructing a common approach for the licensing and = delivery of digital content to educational  institutions, such as = school, colleges, universities, and public libraries.

 
The Consortium's first step will be to conduct = a survey of their customers in January, on key issues relating to = digital licensing, delivery, and usage. To better inform this process, = and with the objective of initiating a collaborative approach with our = customers and the community of film/video users, we would like to = encourage your help in formulating the specifics of our survey. =

What do you think are the core = questions we should be asking in order to help us formulate best = practices for our work together over the next few years? Below are some = of our first thoughts:

  1. How is digital delivery being = incorporated into your institution? if infrastructure is in place or = being developed, what are the technologies, standards, formats, and = rights and asset management practices being implemented?  =

2. What is the projected state = of the institutions system of digital delivery and usage in 2 years? = Does your institution have a developed digital delivery initiative?

3. What is the current approach to digital licensing for existing = collections and future acquisitions. how does this approach relate to = current and projected strategies of video acquisition, collection = development, and budgetary allocation?

Our intention at this point in the process is not for you to answer the = questions above, as the survey will be sent to a broad cross section of = our customers, but rather to offer your input about the questions you = think the consortium should be asking. Specific questions that your = institution has dealt with or is dealing with are welcomed as are more = general queries.

The IFD’LC is working with media consultant Robin Vachal to = research, develop and carry out this the survey. Your comments and = questions may be sent directly to Robin  at = robin.vachal@gmail.com <mailto:robin.vachal@gmail.com&= gt;

Thank you for your help, and we look forward to working with you. =

Best wishes for the holidays = and the New Year.


Lawrence Daressa
California Newsreel
500 Third Street, #505
San Francisco, CA  94107
phone: 415-284-7800 x302
fax: 415-284-7801
ld@newsreel.org
www.newsreel.org

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