Semantic Expression and Execution of B2B Contracts on Multimedia Content

  • Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel
  • Jaime Delgado
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5887)


Business to business commerce of audiovisual material can be governed by electronic contracts, in the same way as digital licenses govern business to consumer transactions. The digital licenses for end users have been expressed either in proprietary formats or in standard Rights Expression Languages and they can be seen as the electronic replacement of distribution contracts and end user licenses. However, these languages fail to replace the rest of the contracts agreed along the complete Intellectual Property value chain. To represent their corresponding electronic counterpart licenses, a schema based on the standard eContracts and the Media Value Chain Ontology is presented here. It has been conceived to deal with a broader set of parties, to handle typical clauses found in the audiovisual market contracts, and to govern every transaction performed on IP objects.


Contract license DRM Intellectual Property Ontology  MPEG-21 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel
    • 1
  • Jaime Delgado
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Multimedia Applications GroupUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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