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CISAC and its member societies actively contribute and support different initiatives in parallel to CIS which are examining the wider impact of electronic commerce and the nature of the copyright management system required to support such a trading environment. One specific development is the emerging MPEG-4 standard (an ISO development) to establish universal, efficient encoding and decoding of different forms of audiovisual data.
On a wider scale, as a partner in the EC funded IMPRIMATUR project, CISAC is able to benefit from the information gathering and consensus building activities on IPR related issues in electronic commerce. The output from the project has produced some notable achievements including a business model for electronic commerce and a parallel technology development in the form of a prototype demonstrator for trading creations in a secure ‘copyright protected’ environment.
A proposal has recently been submitted to the EC to fund a project which will research the practical interoperability of digital content identification systems and their related rights metadata within multi-media e-commerce. Called INDECS, the project, if approved, will combine representatives from the creative industries to examine how new and existing identification systems can work together in the best interests of rights owners.
And finally, CIS and music societies want to work with DOI.