every human being can be a creator as well as a consumer of digital media
to which they either have intellectual property rights or have somehow legally
obtained usage rights as well as necessary licenses.
That a Digital Rights Management (DRM) platform of some kind is a necessity
in many cases, although the methods for distribution and retail of digital
media can be chosen on an application by application basis. The Digital
Media Project specifications are to protect copyrights and other legal or
contractual rights and not to prevent public domain digital media or "fair
use" digital media from being transmitted, and also to let a million commerce
schemes bloom provided that the DMP bitstreams conform with the specification
for the overall DMP DRM platform.
access to the DMP DRM platform shall always be technically possible for
every human being, given age and regional legal restrictions, both to sell,
buy, re-sell, transfer, and to share digital media in whatever open manner
is compliant with attendant licensing restrictions.
intellectual property "rights" as supported by the DMP will emphasize those
which can be coded into the bitstream handling of the DMP DRM platform,
so that a global market can thrive for digital media. The ongoing debate
over broad "rights" to use intellectual property as well as "rights" to
protect intellectual property from infringement is of enormous importance
to the future well-being of human society, however DMP technological efforts
are focused on permissions that can be specified, implemented and configured.
Efforts to support regional legal requirements favoring both consumer and
content-producer interests will be as complete as possible, particularly
with regards to developing the DMP DRM architecture so that it can be extended
to support and comply with whatever legal mandates are imposed by future
generations and public authorities.
the fruits and benefits of digital technology should be used and their characteristics
exploited, including digital media, in a general manner that benefits society
and specifically allows licensed transactions, so that the international
exchange of ideas can benefit and so that commercial prosperity can be encouraged,
for digital media will increasingly become capable of being manipulated
in new ways as human experience with it grows more fluent.
certain reasonable instances of copying exist such as notating music for
private use or copying a reference out of a reference book in the library,
as well as reasonable instances of quoting of text or even other forms of
media, or the creation of copies when needed for guaranteed and persistent
access, or installation as required for use and access on or transcoding
for different devices. A robust and extendable scope of such reasonable
instances of copying should be allowed and supported by DMP DRM platform
that intellectual property litigation can be brought as governed by regional
jurisprudential standards, and that enforcement and laws are at times inconsistent,
DMP shall seek to be an impartial preserve, protecting the DRM platform's
integrity as a fundamental protocol for global communication with the potential
for commercial transactions and media licensing.