Coordinating project for electronic authors' rights management systems


COPEARMS - 20460

keywords: standards, ECMS (Electronic Copyright Management System), IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), copyright, information society, technology transfer


Start Date: 1 November 1995 / Duration: 36 months

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Summary

The primary objective is to assist the "vertical projects" concerned with IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) management and co-financed by the European Commission. The aim is to do this by taking advantage of the experience gained in an earlier ESPRIT Project, CITED (EP 5469, Copyright In Transmitted Electronic Documents). This will support the development and implementation of an interoperable IPR ECMS (Electronic Copyright Management System). A related objective is to cooperate with the vertical projects in a standardisation process that is necessary to permit interoperability among different ECMS.

These objectives will be met through the following processes:

COPEARMS will actively cooperate with IMPRIMATUR (EP 20676), another "horizontal" project in the IPR domain aiming at a world-wide consensus-building process within the information industry. COPEARMS will participate in the business and legal SIGs and workshops held by IMPRIMATUR and in feeding into the electronic communication network that will be managed by IMPRIMATUR.

The COPEARMS project is intended to last three years, starting towards the end of 1995. Its resources are based on the assumption of a coordination feasibility study of some eight vertical projects and actual coordination of four middle-sized vertical consortia.


Contact Point

Mr Dominique Spaey
Bureau van Dijk
Avenue Louise, 250 - Box 14
B- 1050 Brussels
tel + 32/ 2 648 66 97
fax + 32/ 2 648 82 30
E-mail: dspaey@pophost.eunet.be

Participants

BUREAU VAN DIJK - B - C
CERT - F - P
CISAC - F - P
C.R.I.D. - B - P
EURITIS - F - P
IFLA - UK - P
LEVEL-7 - UK - P


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COPEARMS - 20460, December 1995


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