OASIS announced its members have formed the OASIS Rights Language Technical Committee to advance a common XML rights language standard for the DRM marketplace. Their work will provide a universal method for specifying and managing rights associated with all kinds of resources including digital content and web services. The OASIS specification will support a wide variety of
business models, expressing both simple and complex rights, and will promote interoperability between systems regardless of platform, media type or format. ContentGuard intends to submit its eXtensible rights Markup Language (XrML) to the 0ASIS Committee as a starting point for this work. XrML, recently selected as the base architecture for the MPEG-21 Rights Expression Language, can be used in content-centric as well as service-based business models. Members of the OASIS Rights Language Technical Committee include ContentGuard, Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft, Reuters, VeriSign Inc., and other OASIS members. Participation remains open to all organizations and individuals interested in advancing a common rights language. www.oasis-open.org/join

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