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Objective

The main goal of the OCTALIS project is to integrate a global approach to equitable conditional access and efficient copyright protection and to demonstrate its validity in large scale trials.
The OCTALIS project will build on previous results obtained in access management through smart-cards and Trusted Third Parties (TTPs) network and in the copyright protection through watermarks and appropriate labels.
Integration of these tools for the management of primary distribution of video and pictures signal will be developed.
Great care will be devoted to the openness and interoperability of the system through the use of TTPs network and intelligent agents.
Demonstration of a system for securing primary distribution for video signals, demonstration of its potential use for archives databases access and extension for Internet delivery of photographic pictures.
Expected Impact
The demonstration of the system will have a strong impact on standardisation bodies (DAVIC, DVB) and also on evolution towards open systems for secondary distribution.

Main contributions to the programme objectives:
Main deliverables
Technology for still image secure trading over the Internet. Improved security solution for the Eurovision exchange of contribution programmes.
Contribution to the programme
OCTALIS has contributed to relevant standardisation bodies and to a broad dissemination of IPR protection issues. Some of this results had a clear impact in several international activities aiming at standardising technologies to build trusted electronic environments for multimedia content exchange.
Technical Approach
The technical approach is based on the separation between the management signals, vehiculated on an intra-net (TCP/IP specific network) which allows the (de)scrambling keys and the labels management and the video sources which are transmitted through classical broadcasting links.
Interoperation and evolutivity of the management network will be ensured.
Compliance with emerging standards (DAVIC) and with future developments of Internet (IETF, FIPA) will be carefully studied
Summary of Trial
A major trial for primary distribution of video signals is planned: it is intended to demonstrate an efficient management of the copyright protection and the access control for the European Broadcasting Union video signals.
The trial will implement an intra-net for the management of messages above the existing digital distribution network. Extension to photographic pictures distribution on the Internet and a feasibility study for the access to archives databases will be achieved.
Key Issues
Integration of copyright protection and conditional access
Management of the copyright protection and conditional access through specific TCP/IP

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

Université catholique de Louvain
Address
Place Du Levant 2
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Belgium

Participants (16)

ADETTI
Portugal
AVELEM
France
ArtHouse
Ireland
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
United Kingdom
Bund Freischaffender Foro Designer eV
Germany
Centre Commun d'Études de Télécommunications et de Télédiffusion (CCETT)
France
Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni SpA
Italy
Address
Via G. Reiss Romoli, 274
10148 Torino
Circuits Test and Systems Technology Ltd
Ireland
Clube Portugues de Artes e Ideias
Portugal
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland
European Broadcasting Union
Belgium
Fraunhofer Institute fuer Graphics
Germany
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL
France
MediaRede
Portugal
RTBF
Belgium
Thomson CSF Communications
France