A collaboration between different parts of the global creative industry, under the umbrella of the Linked Content Coalition (LCC), has resulted in the creation of a technical Framework to make it possible to manage and access online rights information across all types of media and content.
The LCC Framework includes the Rights Reference Model (RRM) together with Best Practice Principles for using identifiers and communicating information about rights through supply chains. The release of the Framework marks the completion of the first stage of the LCC's work. It also plans to use the Framework to create standards that will help enable individuals and small companies who now add content directly onto the Web every day to identify and manage their own rights.
The LCC Framework does not dictate business models but supports an infrastructure for the creative industries to develop their own. The RRM will be a catalyst to encourage the automated management of content rights in the digital network. The LCC collaboration is proposing to form a consortium of standards bodies in order to continue the cross-media cooperation and in order to continue to work on projects to boost the digital economy.