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ContentGuard Releases RightsExpress MPEG REL Editor

ContentGuard Releases a Web-Based Rights Editor for MPEG REL

RightsExpress Tool to Assist Deployment of MPEG Rights Expression Language

Bethesda, MD, USA. October 07, 2003.

ContentGuard, a leading provider of Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, today launched RightsExpress, a web-based Rights Editor for MPEG REL, the forthcoming industry-standard rights expression language developed by MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) and currently at Final Draft International Standard status in the ISO process. Using this service, a user can quickly understand the features and deployment options of MPEG REL as they explore how rights and conditions can be used in various DRM application workflows.

Through RightsExpress' intuitive user interface and online guidance, technical and non-technical users can quickly experiment, model and create REL licenses relevant to their business needs. RightsExpress also provides preloaded sample licenses that can be modified by the user, further facilitating the understanding and adoption of various MPEG REL deployment options.

"As the DRM industry continues to develop, content owners and technology providers need to work together to leverage the potential of digital content delivery," said Michael Miron, co-chairman and CEO of ContentGuard. "The MPEG REL will be an ISO standard by the end of 2003, and in order to accelerate digital content distribution, the industry can start developing and deploying MPEG REL-based solutions today. RightsExpress builds on ContentGuard's history of contributions towards developing and promoting DRM standards. It will help the DRM industry embrace interoperable standards that promote consumer choice."

RightsExpress is available now and can be accessed at

About ContentGuard

ContentGuard, Inc. is driving the standard for interoperability in Digital Rights. The origins of the company's broad foundation portfolio of DRM patents, and its Rights Expression Language, XrML (eXtensible rights Markup Language) were developed at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). XrML was selected as the basis for the Moving Picture Expert's Group (MPEG) and the Open eBook Forum (OeBF) Rights Expression Language standards, and it is under consideration by a number of other standards bodies. ContentGuard is promoting the adoption of MPEG REL, which will shortly become an ISO international standard, as the core industry standard for interoperable expressions of usage rights governing any type of digital resource. Launched in April 2000, ContentGuard conducts its operations in Bethesda, MD, and El Segundo, CA. The company is owned by Xerox Corporation, with Microsoft Corporation holding a minority position. For more information, please visit

Gina Giachetti
Text100 for ContentGuard, Inc.
Tel: +1 415-593-8432

Bradley Matthews
Text100 for ContentGuard, Inc.
Tel: +1 415-593-8477


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: (1) "MPEG Rights Expression Language"; (2) "Extensible Rights Markup Language (XrML)"; (3) general references in "XML and Digital Rights Management (DRM)."

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