Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 13818-11:2004 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This International Standard specifies IPMP (Intellectual Property Management and Protection) on the MPEG-2 system, including:
a) syntax and semantics for IPMP control information which includes tool list, tool container and rights container;
b) syntax and semantics for IPMP descriptors, which facilitates IPMP protection signalling;
c) syntax and semantics of IPMP data extending from the common base class IPMP_Data_BaseClass to support the following functionalities:
- mutual authentication for IPMP tool to IPMP tool as well as IPMP tool to terminal communication
- the requesting by IPMP tools of the connection/disconnection to requested IPMP tools
- the notification to IPMP tools of the connection/disconnection of IPMP tools
- common IPMP processing
- IPMP tool to/from user interaction;
d) syntax and semantics for IPMP information carriage to and from IPMP tools;
e) syntax and semantics for the request and transfer of content and IPMP tools between terminals;
f) XML syntax and semantics for the description of the environment in which the MPEG-2 Terminal/application is operating;
g) a list of registration authorities required for the support of the specifications found herein.
This document is organized as follows.
Clause 1 provides an introduction to the document. Clause 4 explains the compatibility between the Conditional Access framework and MPEG-2 IPMP framework. Clause 5 provides an overview of the process supported by the IPMP framework, and identifies different normative elements in this process. Clause 6 provides specifications for components identified in Clause 5. Clause 7 provides specifications for the messaging architecture and all supported messages.