Linked Content Coalition will Make Online Content more Accessible and User-friendly

This media industry-led technical project, that aims to create the basis for a universally recognisable way to communicate rights information for online content, is forging ahead. The objective is to create something that would achieve what the banking sector’s “IBAN” achieves. The IBAN allows transactions to take place between banks all over the world despite each bank having their own internal systems. The LCC work will enable a similar level of functionality for accessing, using and sharing all kinds of digital content whether that be text, music or film, for example.  Every sector has its own system for expressing and managing rights. LCC is doing the groundwork to make it possible to create that umbrella layer of communication over the whole content sector like the IBAN. ‚Äč

Progress of the technical work was presented at the project’s second plenary in Brussels last week and it is clear already that the LCC is on track to create a unique rights reference model for the entire content sector. Some of the draft technical papers can be viewed at: The project, that will be subject to peer review and testing, is due for completion in January 2013.

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